Racism demands action from all of us

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    Abstract

    Last week we saw another high-profile incident of racism, this time involving ABC journalist Jeremy Fernandez, who allegedly received a tirade of defamatory and racist abuse from a Caucasian woman after commenting that her daughter was poking him from the seat behind. One particularly abhorrent aspect of the incident was that children were present – both his daughter and a daughter of the perpetrator. Appalling as the incident was, we shouldn’t be surprised – particularly when we look at some of the evidence about the prevalence and impact of racism on young people in Australia.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages62
    Number of pages1
    No.6
    Specialist publicationThe Last Post
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Keywords

    • racism
    • bystander effect
    • young people

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