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Racism in Australia: September 2012

Racism in Australia – September 2012

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

Storified by All Together Now · Mon, Oct 01 2012 19:16:51

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

Shelving of referendum will preserve our racist constitutionIt is incredibly hard to change the Australian constitution. Last week the federal government shelved for at least three years plans for …
Is it because he is Brown?Chris Brown … pleaded guilty to felony assault in 2009. Photo: Reuters If you were to take the entertainment media as gospel – and many…
@mX @alltognow A black man afraid of racist threats is using “ali g defence”? Dumb and offensive, mX http://lockerz.com/s/247810939Leo Fieldgrass
Guilty: Australia’s Channel 7 censured over ‘racist’ infanticide reportAustralia’s Channel 7 network has been found guilty by the press regulator of serious violations of the broadcasting code, after screenin…
Soccer team bounces back after racism brawlWelcome return: Sunshine Heights Western Tigers with players from Keon Park. Photo: Supplied They were set to walk away from the game the…
it’s fascinating how Frank Lowry’s multiculturalism speech has been interpreted, differs across news outlets according to interests/audienceAll Together Now
Lowy hails multiculturalism in wake of protests – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)Updated September 20, 2012 12:39:31 Billionaire businessman Frank Lowy says Australian multiculturalism has been a “triumph in tolerance”…
Is confused about australia and its racism…do the media blow it out of proportion that is creates a misleading perception?JessGennusa
Of course the front page of the Herald Sun is fuelling uneducated bogan racism.Nicholas Plummer
Social media on trial over racismAUSTRALIA’S Race Discrimination Commissioner wants an urgent national summit to address the harm being caused by hateful and racist comme…
Ray Stevens’ ‘Jihad’ remark about Jackie Trad sparks Queensland Parliament racism claimPREMIER Campbell Newman yesterday accused Opposition environment spokeswoman Jackie Trad of having a glass jaw after Leader of the House …
Cops under fire over African youth crime claims | Audio News & Podcast | SBS World NewsCalls are intensifying in Victoria for an independent body to investigate serious claims of racism by the state’s police force – particul…

Sydney protests…

Public discourse debased through infeartainment – On Line Opinion – 27/9/2012It quickly became clear during the days following the recent Sydney protests that a small group of Muslims perpetrated the violent behavi…
@DiversityAus @alltognow wouldn’t it be a joy to see our values statement on a front page for all to inhale.imogen bailey
RT @alltognow: Who’s responsibility is it to ensure multiculturalism cont to be successful in Aust? http://bit.ly/UXa8qI All of us together!Rod_Hysted
‘Infeartainment’ I have looking for a word to describe the racist dross of tabloid TV for ages @textureclash @alltognow http://bit.ly/UXa8qIJames Larmour-Reid
A thought provoking piece from @alltognow on the role of media in promoting multiculturalism. Infeartainment? http://bit.ly/UXa8qIThe Huddle
Statement: Muslim leaders respond to Saturday’s incident in Sydney – MuslimVillage.comSeveral Muslim representatives and religious leaders met again last night to discuss the events that occurred on Saturday in Sydney. This…
Anti-US violence isn’t about a film, it’s about an excuseWHERE do I start? Perhaps with the viral image that will come to define this episode: a child who’d be three or four hoisting a sign abov…
The protest invites us to consider the reasons for disaffection and racism that affects all our communities. Let’s focus on that. #qandaSenthorun Raj
A minority giving a bad name to Muslims. A majority of Australians looking for a reason to justify their racism. #qandaEllen Leabeater
Cronulla riots,WestBoro Baptists,violence at Syd protest – all the same thing. Small grp of people acting badly,representing only themselvesSusan Carland
@joshbavas Those people do not represent us! The violence of the protestors are far more insulting then the movie itself.Mariam Veiszadeh
Cops attack a protest, provoke clashes — this is about a lot more than some placards. They’ll use this for more cop powers and more racismCarlo Sands
Scary footage coming out of Sydney’s CBD this afternoon. It’s also very sad as this has done nothing but exacerbate racism in Australia.Alex

People talking and thinking about racism…

Does Aussie hip-hop have a problem with racism?This week at TheVine sees the return of Group Therapy, a semi-regular column that operates as a music industry Q&A – a missive we send ou…
Essential: racism a concern - ’but not for me’Racism is the most concerning form of intolerance, according to an Essential poll - but an impressive two-thirds of us have never experie…
Racist idiots with SS ensignia protesting outside Melbourne’s State Library. Guess none of them have ever spent much time inside it?Asher Wolf
I just had to leave a party because someone was making racist comments. I make no apology for having zero tolerance for racism.Jaelea Skehan
Kick Racism out of Football? Not till you kick it out of society.Football can kick out racists however. Instead it just imposes small finesMukhtar Khan
So sick of the racism I hear from people complaining about their conversations with overseas call centers!Kerrie
‘Racism’ tops list of 7 modern sinsLONDON: Racism has been named the biggest sin in today’s society, ranked even above ‘terrorism’, a new study has found. According to the …
Gail-Why is it important to stop racism from happening?alltognow
People can be judgemental, discriminative, plain rude. That is one person. Take them for who they are, not which group they associate with.Hebah
There is so much racism on Facebook lately. Makes me sick.jess
Overhearing a convo on the bus that has moved from homophobia to racism. Shocking. I must live in an echo chamber, not used to hearing this.Viv McWaters
I didn’t know that racism still exists in this country. Shame.Fara D Sofyan
Just saw a group of 16 year old Australian school boys harass an Asian retail assistant. I am ashamed at such racism in the city!!miss_invincible
A shameful day in our nations history. We have turned our backs on people in need of protection, sending children to #Nauru to untold harmASRC
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It pisses me off that people are still racist!! Seriously get over your selves!!! Racism hurts bad!leayal awick
This morning on #inConversationwithClayton we ask: are we tainted by racism still? @ClaytonBjelan89.9 LightFM
Just had someone pull the “I’m not racist, but ” line on me. Always makes my heart hurt.Lincoln Donaldson
The fact that every week, #qanda spends so much time fretting about ‘invading’ refugees, speaks sad volumes about Australian racism.Richard Watts
This sober piece on police racism won a prize. http://tharunka.arc.unsw.edu.au/a-man-like-luai/Richard Cooke
It’s like people are unaware of their own racism, like selective awareness, they appeared to feel no shameCandice Monique
Balram – How would you discuss racism with somebody who has a different opinion than you?alltognow
South-Sudanese in Australian are victims of xenophobiaBy Butrus Ajak; Melbourne, Australia Sep. 2, 2012 — God, we deserve better than this. You have watched and heard the bitter mourned of …
Educate against online racism | Open Forum | Blogging communityWhen Facebook decided to deactivate a racist page which branded Aborigines as alcoholics the Australian Communications and Media Authorit…
If you see an injustice ACT ON IT, if you can’t do that then SPEAK ON IT, if you can’t do that then FEEL IT IN YOUR HEART. #hadith #justiceThe Brothahood
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