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Racism in Australian Schools

Australian academics have released new research on the incidences of direct racism on children in Australian schools. All Together Now produced this infographic based on the report.

The research shows that many children still experience racism in Australian schools, but that children who were born in non-English-speaking countries — and who have parents born in non-English-speaking countries — are much more likely to experience racism at school. Further, primary school students are more likely to experience racism than students at high school. The solutions include sustained interventions starting at a young age.

These facts and potential interventions will be discussed today at a symposium ‘Racism and the health and wellbeing of children and youth: understanding impacts, finding solutions’ to be held at the University of Melbourne.

FINAL infographic - Racism In Australian Schools

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Racism in Australian Schools by All Together Now is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.Based on a work at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24903675: Priest NPerry RFerdinand AParadies YKelaher M, ‘Experiences of Racism, Racial/Ethnic Attitudes, Motivated Fairness and Mental Health Outcomes Among Primary and Secondary School Students’, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43:6, June 2014.

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How racism hurts kids

Recently, six academic researchers released an international systematic review on the relationship between racism and health for children and young people. All Together Now produced this infographic based on the report, showing how racism hurts kids.

When children are teased or bullied because of their race, or they see a family member experiencing racism, it hurts them.  As a result of racism, they can experience a range of health impacts including poor health & wellbeing; emotional and behavioural problems; and impaired cognitive development.  Later in life the effects of racism on adults include restricted access to employment, housing and education; negative thoughts; and physical injury from racist violence.

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Creative Commons LicenseHow racism hurts kids by All Together Now is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953612007927: Priest, N., Paradies, Y., Trenerry, B., Truong, M., Karlsen, S., Kelly, Y., A systematic review of studies examining the relationship between reported racism and health and wellbeing for children and young people, Social Science & Medicine 95 (2013) 115-127.

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All Together Now is a not-for-profit organisation. If you have found this infographic useful, please make a donation of $25 to help us continue to create more like this one.