Articles by: Chris Sarra

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Noel Pearson’s Education Agenda, by Chris Sarra

Placing his programs in the ‘radical centre’ is a misnomer

Informit: Noel Pearson’s education agenda

I have long regarded with some amusement Noel Pearson's frequent assertions that he belongs to the 'radical centre'. Morgan Brigg and Lyndon Murphy have recently criticised Pearson's stance because it means he operates within the 'dynamics of settler politics' and is not grounded in Aboriginal difference. As such he cannot provide the basis for a true post-colonial politics.