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Racism in Australia: August 2012

Racism in Australia – August 2012

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

Storified by All Together Now · Wed, Sep 05 2012 22:44:31

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

National Press Club: Helen Szokenewsonabc
Australian Supermarket Job Ad Stirs Racism DebateA job advert for one of Australia's largest supermarket chains specifying “no Indians or Asians… please” that hit the headlines this …
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Racist outbreaks threat to Australia's 'brand'Australia's race discrimination commissioner says the nation's ''brand'' has at times been maligned by outbreaks …
Are Australians racist? is the website for madison Magazine – a magazine with intelligent news and features, real women, beautiful fashion insp…
Racist email sparks inquiry”People working in the Department of Immigration, which makes decisions about people's status in Australia, refugees or otherwis…
Racist memes spark calls for online ombudsmanworldnewsaustralia
Bondi cafe broken into, daubed with racist graffitiDo you know more? Email us, message us on Twitter @smh or text 0424 SMS SMH (+61 424 767 764) with information and images. Racially charg…
The hero too many of us still don’t knowMany more Olympic heroes were made in London but in Australia – a nation that reveres sporting heroes – mine remains all but forgotten. A…
Assange’s mother subjected to Nazi tauntsJulian Assange’s mother has hung up the phone on a Melbourne radio host after he taunted her with a Nazi slogan when she backed out of an…
Fraser condemns 'racism' of refugee reportFORMER Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser says recommendations in the Houston report are ''racist'' and in some ways worse tha…
Is Australia a racist country?sunriseon7
Abbott’s race move draws criticismThe Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner insists there must be a mechanism to resolve claims of vilification, after the Coalition vow…
Abbott’s “Bolt” amendment to race laws; Mates protecting mates? ABC Lateline 6 August 2012michaeldanby
Licensing hate: the possible consequences of Abbott’s racial vilification changesAs politics heightens in the decreasing count down to the 2013 Federal election, the opposition is laying its cards on the table. Always …

“Racism. It Stops With Me.”

Racism. It Stops With Me. extended videoaustralianhrc
Launch of the National Anti Racism Strategy (2012)Dr Helen Szoke Race Discrimination Commissioner Australian Human Rights Commission Friday 24th August 2012, Melbourne I would like to beg…
With Dr Helen Szoke, race discrimination Commissioner and Attorney General Nicola Roxon at the Launch…. Lundy
@alltognow supports the #racismstopswithme initiative being launched today Together Now
1 in 5 Aussies experience race-hate talk. We’re proud to partner with @AusHumanRights on #racismstopswithme campaign!
Football Federation Australia supports the #racismstopswithme initiative being launched today: #wearefootballFootball Australia

One Parramatta: our project to promote the prevention of racism in Western Sydney

One Parramatta: Episode 2 – who are your neighbours?alltognow
Great show on @Fbiradio this morning talking about some positive things around including @alltognow @UWS_web @ics_uwsJames Arvanitakis
Great work @alltognow loving episode 2 of #OneParramatta project, launched today #racismstopswithmeChallenging Racism
“Who Are Your Neighbours?” via @alltognow – filmed, in part, at the NAIDOC event I helped organise 🙂 #OneParramattaLuke Pearson
I’m loving the work of @alltognow who are trying to erase racism in Australia! Follow them here and let’s work together!Anita Heiss
episode 2 #OneParramatta is due out next Thursday 23rd featuring the wonderful people of Parramatta – stay tuned Together Now
Eradicating racism through social media: One Paramatta’s ambitious goal. | Connecting UpHome Blogs Ben Teoh’s blog Eradicating racism through social media: One Paramatta's ambitious goal.
One Parramatta, Zero Adversity. | VibewireRacial stereotypes, racial profiling, racial violence. In a multicultural melting pot as diverse as Australia, culture-based discriminati…
@AllTogNow is tackling racism in one of Australia’s most culturally diverse cities. Support the One Parramatta project! Fernando

People talking and thinking about racism…

RacismJarrod Lamshed
Sue – Have you ever been told by others that you were acting in a racist manner?alltognow
Erasing Racism | Something in commonDo you have Something In Common that you want to share? Are you taking extraordinary human rights action? Share your story and inspire ot…
The more people are educated and this topic is talked about, the less likely racism will exist in Australia…..still a long way to go!Mirza Delić
Luka Lesson – Please Resist Melukalesson
I’m Not Racist But…. – Culture and Society – Browse – Big Ideas – ABC TVBenson Saulo, Nazeem Hussain, Jennifer Wong, Dr Helen Szoke, Steve Cannane | University of Sydney I’m Not Racist But…. Culture and Soci…
ChallengeRacism Project been fighting for anti-racism since 1998 #RacismStopsWithMe affirms our efforts. Progress at last @UWSNewsChallenging Racism
Living in Between”When I first heard about the “Living in Between Project” at the end of 2010 I was keen for Cygnet Primary School to be involved. However…
Racism hurts so bad. Seriously we are all human and we were all created for a reason! Why the hate?!leayal awick
Removing hate is in your hands! The Commission is pleased to introduce our new Anti-Hate campaign:
Gr8 to see OG 200 silver Peter Norman’s role in ’68 OG black racism protest honoured by Aust Parliment today. Way overdue!Robert de Castella
The ‘Listen’ Project by Imara AdvocacyYouthworx Productions
Love it how being anti-racism can be regarded as a ‘strong view’. You sure went there, person with entirely normal thoughts! #BBAUMichael Chamberlin
Hey you guys check this: Lebanese Film Festival is heading your way! More info here: Films
I know that some people say “IT’S ONLY TWITTAR! FREE SPEECH!”. There is no place for racism and bigotry anywhere. Ever.Digory Chesterfield
Shame on Facebook, but let’s not forget that racism is a wider public health problem | CroakeyAs of this moment, more than 10,000 people have signed this petition calling on Facebook to take down the racist attack on Indigenous Aus…
This sailing gold medal is a slap in the face for Tony Abbott’s promise to stop the boats. #London2012Adam Liaw
Whiteness and literature: learning about superiority | Dr. James ArvanitakisWhiteness studies is a research area I have been working on over the last few years. It is a complimentary way of studying the issue of ‘…
Our Changemakers column this week features Priscilla Brice Weller from @alltognow – #careers #endracismPro Bono News
in @iFECCA’s latest mag > snapshot of racism & antiracism, also features articles by our Directors Priscilla & Yin Together Now
People who behave in a racist manner are in the minority. Let’s keep it that way – please support All Together Now to promote the prevention of racism in Australia.

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