“Australians are familiar with racism. Three in four Australians say there is ‘a lot of it’ here.
“In fact, the prevalence of racism is one of the more widely agreed-upon propositions bowled up to the 60,000 Australia Talks respondents.”
So says the ABC’s Annabel Crabb.
In her story linked below, Crabb examines the results of a huge Australia Talks survey on racism – and compares local responses and concerns with the Black Lives Matter movement in the USA.
The story leads with a photo of a ‘#RacismNOTWelcome’ street-sign that is part of a much larger campaign put together by Addi Road in partnership with Inner West Multicultural Network here in Sydney.
We’ve been encouraging individuals and community groups across the country to persuade their LGAs to join the #RacismNOTWelcome campaign. Inner West Council were the first to do so. City of Sydney and Waverley Council will soon erect the signs on their streets as well.
As Addi Road Ambassador Craig Foster explains, “#RacismNOTWelcome is a grass roots, community movement started by the Inner West Multicultural Network to normalise discussion about the racism too many Australians experience every day, to encourage learning about institutional racism, historic barriers and lived experiences.”
“These signs are the physical manifestation of the underlying principle that racism exists, it is real, damaging and deeply harmful to many Australians and that we all have a responsibility to confront it, every day.”
YOU CAN FIND resources for supporting the #RacismNOTWelcome campaign here.
YOU CAN READ MORE from Annabel Crabb on what the Australia Talks survey reveals here.