Confronting Racism in Communities Project. Implications for Action on Anti-Racism David Hollinsworth. Overview of the Final Report findings and Implications. About the Confronting Racism in Communities Project Project Methodology Project Findings: Racist Incidents Discussion and analysis
Implications for Action on
The project aims to address the variety of racisms experienced by culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Queensland.
Multicultural Pastoral Care
- Community development responses to racism
- Supporting people who have experienced racism
- Identifying racism
- Racism in the workforce
- Working with the media
January 2006 to December 2007
Bristol City Council (2004) Reporting and Dealing with Harassment in Bristol Schools, available from:http://www.bristol-cyps.org.uk/services/pdf/racial_abuse.pdf
Poynting S. & Noble G. (2004)Living with Racism: The experience and reporting by Arab and Muslim Australians of discrimination, abuse and violence since 11 September 2001, HREOC, Sydney
(eg.sexual, mimicking guns)
(trust, reciprocity, networking)
Identification of Institutional Racism
Strategies for Inclusion
Different levels or forms of racism:
individual or personal racism (insults, harassment and discrimination directed at individuals)
institutional or systemic racism (conventional practices or structures and processes of institutions that have the effect of excluding or discriminating against individuals or groups)
cultural racism ( beliefs, stories and assumptions that naturalize social inequality as caused by inherent characteristics of the disadvantaged eg. dysfunctional families or poor choices, and/or universalize dominant values or hide privileges)
The collective failure of an organization to provide an appropriate and professional service to people because of their colour, culture or ethnic origin. It can be seen or detected in processes, attitudes and behaviour which amount to discrimination through unwitting prejudice, ignorance, thoughtlessness and racist stereotyping which disadvantage Black and minority ethnic people.
Macpherson W (1999) The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry: Report of an Inquiry by Sir William Macpherson of Cluny (Cm 4262), London, The Stationary Office.
Institutions validate rules, roles and certain understandings about entitlements which are often seen as fair or universal, but which actually reflect and protect dominant social interests – through, for example, understandings about who is a good parent, a reliable tenant or borrower, or the best for the job. But these rules are not applied mechanistically or deterministically. They are activated by bureaucrats, social workers, receptionists and so on, whose own perceptions, priorities and values are fused with cultural meaning that speak of their own personal histories and social location. Within particular constraints and in their own ways, they ‘do their job’.
Pettman, Jan (1992) Living in the Margins: Racism and Feminism in Australia, Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, New South Wales.
- Where the power lies in institutional structures.
- Points in the institution where people are able to exercise discretionary power – to make decisions,
set rules and allocate resources.
- Ways in which these rules and norms are legitimated.
- Ways in which they produce discriminatory outcomes.