Racism in our pockets and handbags

“Racism online means that racism in classrooms, workplaces and communities moves from onto our screens into our pockets and handbags.”

— Outgoing Race Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes, addressing the National Press Club yesterday. He said the number of complaints made to the Australian Human Rights Commission about online racism has doubled in the last couple of years.

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If we are not born racist how do Australians become racist?

A hot topic on our Facebook page over the past week has been “If we are not born racist how do Australians become racist?”. Some of the answers from our Facebook friends include:

* ignorance
* social conditioning
* fear of the unknown
* learning racism from older family members and others in the community
* the media
* Australian history
* politicians
* lack of leadership

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Give Racism The Finger in Melbourne

Thanks to an in-kind donation from JCDecaux, this week we are Giving Racism The Finger in Melbourne with 60 huge posters. We’re inviting Melbournians to join the conversation about racism on our Facebook page.

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