Title Systemic racism, violence, and the overpolicing of minority groups in Victoria Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet Monash Lens Media type Web Country/Territory Australia Date 22/06/20 Description In line with the claims of the Black Lives Matter movement across the world, sections of the Pasifika and South Sudanese communities in southeastern Melbourne report experiences of individual and systemic racism, excessive use of force, and a sense that the police are not on their side.
As one participant noted: "People don’t see what’s happening here."
Research such as this offers a glimpse into what is happening from the perspective of heavily-policed groups. The next step is to take their experiences seriously, and commit to enact real change.
Producer/Author Leanne Weber URL https://lens.monash.edu/2020/06/22/1380706/systemic-racism-violence-and-the-over-policing-of-ethnic-minority-groups Persons Leanne Weber