Australian blog Culture Matters is a space for students and staff at Macquarie University, Sydney to share and highlight trends in anthropology. The blog explores both Australian and international issues affecting asylum seekers, refugees and indigenous people.

One of the site’s top posts, On being ‘black’ in Australia and the U.S, discusses ways in which we imagine identity and attribute race. There is also a great discussion in the comments section on identity and labels.

Join the conversation here and visit this site to learn more about practical applcations for anthropology in day to day life.

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About the author

After two years overseas discovering Irish family and foreign cultures, Rebecca has recently returned home to Melbourne. She was inspired to share Australian culture after getting exposure to how others live through her travels.