ITS MA BDAY
Many Australians believe it’s acceptable to discriminate against Indigenous Australians, with one in 10 saying they would make a joke about an Aboriginal person. The findings come from research carried out by BeyondBlue into racism and discrimination faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Racism, like any form of discrimination, leads to distress, which in turn can lead to depression and anxiety.
“Thirty seven per cent of respondents said they thought Indigenous Australians were “sometimes a bit lazy” and one in five said they would move away if an Indigenous Australian sat near them.”
But racism doesn’t exist in Australia, right?