Systemic racism, violence, and the overpolicing of minority groups in Victoria

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Op ed in Monash Lens featuring original research on policing of migrant youths.

Period22 Jun 2020

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Media contributions

  • TitleSystemic racism, violence, and the overpolicing of minority groups in Victoria
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletMonash Lens
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date22/06/20
    DescriptionIn 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/AuthorLeanne Weber
    URLhttps://lens.monash.edu/2020/06/22/1380706/systemic-racism-violence-and-the-over-policing-of-ethnic-minority-groups
    PersonsLeanne Weber

Keywords

  • policing
  • racism