Many people experience racist behaviour.
The Challenging Racism Project has found that 20 per cent of Australians surveyed had experienced racial discrimination in the form of race hate talk, and about 5 per cent had been attacked because of their race.
- Will, 15
It's a question that people ask all the time. If we're all part of the human race, why are people racist? After all, there are no biological differences between people. No race is superior or inferior to another. We're all the same.
There are many reasons why people can have racist attitudes.
Take a look at our recent supporter newsletters to find out what’s been going on with the ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ campaign.
In an opinion piece first published in The Age, Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane says the Federal Government's decision not to proceed with changes to the Racial Discrimination Act confirms that any right to be a bigot mustn't come at the expense of being free from bigotry's effects.
Plenary address to National Institute of Administrative Law Annual Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Social Justice Commissioner, Mick Gooda, and the Race Discrimination Commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane, congratulate beyondblue for a new campaign highlighting the insidious nature of racial discrimination against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Invisible Discriminator shows the devastating psychological effect that subtle racism has on Indigenous Australians.
Queensland Intercultural Society Iftar Dinner, Parliament House, Brisbane
Australian has undergone 'Asianisation' – close to 10% of Australia's population have Asian ancestry. So why are we underrepresented in politics and industry?
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