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Where does racism happen?

Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Student writing at desk

Who experiences racism?

Tuesday 16 December, 2014


Girl in classroom


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. 

Why are people racist?

Tuesday 16 December, 2014
"Why do people continue to be racist after so many articles, videos and talks about how racism is dumb?"
 - 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.

Supporter newsletters

Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Take a look at our recent supporter newsletters to find out what’s been going on with the ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ campaign.

Australians unite in opposing race law change - Opinion piece

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.

View the news story from the Commission's website.

Legislative innovation and the Racial Discrimination Act

Plenary address to National Institute of Administrative Law Annual Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth

Commission commends 'Invisible Discriminator' campaign

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.

Human rights and cultural learning

Queensland Intercultural Society Iftar Dinner, Parliament House, Brisbane

Are Asian Australians trapped under a bamboo ceiling?

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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