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Racism in Australia: April 2012

Racism in Australia – April 2012

A collection of stories from Australia about racism, curated by All Together Now

Storified by All Together Now · Mon, Apr 30 2012 21:53:46

Racism, anti-racism and multiculturalism as reported in the media…

Racism in Australia – SunriseWhat causes racism in Australia? Why do we accept it?
NSW opposition condemns 'racist' attackThe NSW opposition has condemned an alleged attack on Chinese students on a Sydney train, saying it's alarmed to hear claims it inclu…
'This city is so dangerous': outrage in China over Sydney train assaultA terrifying gang assault on Sydney train passengers has left two international students seriously injured and caused a media storm in Ch…
Chinese students brace for racismRacism is the one thing that every international student has to deal with at some point in their life in Australia, according to a Univer…
@SkyNewsAust Probably worth getting your panellists to research how often Muslims pray before making snotty comments about it.Marian Dalton
Anti-racism campaign to target middle AustraliaMIDDLE-CLASS people — rather than extremists who will never change their views — need to be the main target of a new national anti-raci…
Australian police accused of racism over shooting of Aboriginal joyridersA shooting by police at a car filled with six Aboriginal joyriders as it drove along a footpath in Sydney has prompted accusations of rac…
‘There is a crisis here, but nobody in authority acts as if there is…’ Impact of racist policies on #Indigenous AusLuke Richmond
Me. RT @ABCthedrum: Why are we still surprised to see dark faces on TV? @foomeister discusses Measham
Bolt link to racist reviews of bookAndrew Bolt … link to Amazon. Photo: Justin McManus RACIST comments published on US book retailer website Amazon about an Aboriginal au…
The best way to get back at Bolt and his racist followers is to go out and buy Anita Heiss’ book!! “Am I black enough for you” #auspolDavidW2035
Racial taunts have never been worse in Ballarat: Lovett claims: ABORIGINAL elder Ted Lovett has spoken of racist… Courier
fantastic “ethical dilemmas” podcast on how to deal with a racist friend: via ABC AdelaideAll Together Now
Black Enough?sbslivingblack
Clear and rational discussion of multiculturalism by @TurnbullMalcolm in @THEMONTHLY. A must read for all politiciansPino Migliorino
Ben Polis- CEO and co-founder of Energywatch, lets his racism flow- via Herald Sun:
Racist targets fashion victimsAustralia is a multicultural country. It may seem that Australians are mostly anglo-celtic (and Tasmanians particularly), but half of us …
Australian club cuts sponsor for racist remarksMELBOURNE, Australia – Melbourne Demons of the Australian Football League have ended their association with a major sponsor after a serie…
How about this for right wing bias in the media? Pretty much says boat people = terrorists #auspol #disgrace Favero

Racism prevention…

New way to measure racism among youth – Monash UniversityA new tool has been developed to formally evaluate the effectiveness of anti-racism programs among Australian youth. Monash University Do…
did we mention we’re starting an anti-racism film project in Parramatta? follow #OneParramattaAll Together Now
Invitation – Expanding Conversations: Social Innovation, Arts and Anti Racism · AASRNRace Discrimination Commissioner Dr Helen Szoke and CHASS invite you to a forum exploring the links between behaviour change strategies i…
AIRWA – Walk in Her Shoes – Reflections on Australian Society – Part 3AIRWAorg
Talk about racismStarting a national conversation about racism in Australia
home – National Anti-Racism StrategyThe Australian Human Rights Commission has been asked by the Australian Government to lead the development and delivery of the National A…
Make sure you have a say. Fill in the Anti Racism Strategy survey at We need to hear your views.Helen Szoke
Cabra Crawl: Cabramatta food featured – Noodlies | a sydney food blog in Australia: food photo, food video, cabramattaDue to demand by Sydney food bloggers, noodlies put on a special tour just for them. Cabra Crawl is a food tour I designed just for food …

People thinking and talking about racism…

There are good and bad in all races. We need acceptance and stop racism #qanda IdeasWoman
Although we have a shameful history of racism – Australia has given multiculturalism a good go. Still room for improvement. #qandaFelicity Reynolds
#qanda Sudanese are under-represented in crime figures. Don’t pick on them just because they are visiblejulianburnside
Let’s accuse the minorities for not fitting in while we make it difficult for them to mix with us. #qanda #racismGreg Colby
My latest blog post on racial abuse towards Asians in Australia and facial creams. Read my letter to @nanistefanovic on Law
Racism is pathetic. Everyone’s the same on the inside.Zachary S Miller
“Don’t cover your faces. With a burqa. Australia likes to see pretty, pretty faces.” – Insane woman with elastic wrist band on Ipswich line.Michelle Law
Aamer Rahman: ANZAC DAY (Fear of a Brown Planet)foabrownplanet
Racism and extreme Nationalism has no place in this Global Community #LestWeForget #HumanRightsKen Sekiya
Al- What can we do as individuals to stop racism from happening?alltognow
How come some Australians can’t figure out the difference between ‘patriotism’ and ‘racism’?ploppy mcfartface
Why I believe it’s important to STOP RACISM and MORE vids available on MY EXPERIENCES. Via @alltognowKRISTY BEST
Kristy – What can each of us do as individuals to stop racism from happening?alltognow
Kristy – Have you ever expected to experience racism but were welcomed and included instead?alltognow
Why is it that I can’t go by one morning here without hearing a racist jibe? My blood is boiling.ɐןןıɔɐu ןǝɥɔɐɹ
Citizenship for beginners | Inside StoryTHE 27th of January each year is a no-brainer for a newspaper editor with a little space to fill. Much like the proud snap of a loving mo…
Listening to a couple of racist, sexist, homophobic meathead kids have a conversation on bus. Very depressing Twitter.Owen Wrangle
J’Adore Jabour: Anna experiences some racismMy little sisters look like foreigners. Despite having an Australian born father who had Australian born parents we kids have ended up a …
racismi do my very best to ignore racism.. i encourage tolerance between all people sometimes when I see blatant racism or someone actively pro…
Do you think #racism is a problem in #Australia? Vote in our new poll now and tell us what you think. See Me Something
Pat Dodson reflects in @newmatilda on the difficult push to end constitutional racism . #auspol #auslawSenthorun Raj
Going to Chinese restaurants and being racist: the great Australian tradition. #whatiswrongwithyoupeopleTim Roylett
I don’t know how people can even be bothered to be homophobic and racist, such a waste of energy, have a biscuit instead.Emily Heath ϟ
ARE WE IN DENIAL ON RACISM?What should Australians do to prevent and reduce racism? I have released a consultation document as part of the process of developing a N…
Lecture 3: James Arvanitakis talks about race (Intro to Sociology)jamesarvanitakis
Ben – have you encountered racism?alltognow
Anti-social racism in social media is unwise and illegalBy MARK PEARSON Follow @Journlaw Two recent cases stand out as examples where racist commentary has landed online writers in legal troubl…
Um, so this is pretty much a return to the White Australia policy? Faruqi
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