Where does racism happen?
Racism looks like: Being bullied for how you look, what you eat or what you wear, being made to feel different from other students or when teachers don't stand up to racism when it happens.
- Mbali, 40
Racism looks like: Family members criticising or making jokes about people from different racial backgrounds.
– Emily, 19
Racism looks like: Receiving harassing messages on Facebook, being on an email chain for offensive "jokes" or racist YouTube videos or comments.
- Owen, 17
Racism looks like: Being abused, being called names, being spat at, having things thrown at you or when people act aggressively to you.
- Jiao, 42
Racism looks like: Being abused by opponents or spectators or being left out of the group by the coach or other players in the team.
- Yussef, 17
At shops or using services
Racism looks like: Not being served or being served after everyone else, being followed around by security or being treated unfairly compared to others.
- Dinesh, 19
Racism looks like: Being refused a job interview because of your name, being abused, teased or left out by workmates or not being considered for a promotion.
- Aisha, 20
In public spaces
Racism looks like: Being stopped or questioned by police or to show a train or tram ticket when others aren't.
- Jafar, 17
In the media
Racism looks like: When different racial groups are shown in an unfair or negative way in news reports, when media commentators make wild or inaccurate statements about people from a particular racial background or when people from different racial backgrounds don't get included in TV shows.
- Chailai, 36
There are no reasons or excuses for racism. It's just wrong. And in many cases, racism is against the law. For more information, see the "What does the law say" factsheet.
- If racism happens to you, find out what you can do in the "What can you do?" factsheet.
- If you see racism happening at school, in public or online, stand up to it. There's lots of safe ways that you can help. Find out more in the "What you can do?" factsheet.
Where does racism happen? (Word)