“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.
Thanks to Jennifer Kulas for taking this pic 🙂
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:
* social conditioning
* fear of the unknown
* learning racism from older family members and others in the community
* the media
* Australian history
* lack of leadership
Last updated: 26 July 2011
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