Negative political campaigns targeting opponents in the lead up to elections are common.

But where’s the line between negative campaigns and racism?

Brisbane’s Former Greens Mayoral candidate Jonathan Sriranganathan claims this happened to him, as the only person of colour to run for Mayor.

Image: Jonathan Sriranganathan claims some of the LNP narrative about him “tapped into long-standing racist tropes”. Image supplied

Produced By: Netta Finney

Featured In Story: Jonathan Sriranganathan – Brisbane’s Former Greens Mayoral candidate , and Dr Sarah Warner – Lecturer in Politics, School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 23 April 2024