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Racism in the Workplace

While overt forms of racism in Australian workplaces are outlawed, many people from Indigenous and migrant backgrounds argue that racism is still pervasive – before and after joining a workplace. Last year, a major company’s employment listing overtly preferenced ‘candidates who are Anglo Saxon’. Multiple studies have shown that anglicising names on job applications improves a jobseeker’s prospects, prompting recent government trials of anonymous job applications.

So, how does racism manifest itself in the workplace – overtly, and covertly – and what impact does this have on both employee and employer? What can employers and governments do to address racial and religious discrimination at work?

Who?

Portrait of Santilla Chingaipe

Santilla Chingaipe

Santilla Chingaipe is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker based in Melbourne, Australia. 

She spent nearly a decade working for SBS World News which saw her report from across Africa and interview some of the continent’s most prominent leaders and she reported extensively on Australia’s diverse African communities.

Portrait of Yin Paradies

Yin Paradies

Professor Yin Paradies is an Aboriginal-Asian-Anglo Australian who is Chair in Race Relations and Indigenous Knowledges and Culture Coordinator at Deakin University. He conducts interdisciplinary research on the health, social and economic effects of racism as well as anti-racism theory, policy and practice across diverse settings, including government, workplaces, schools, universities, housing, the arts, museums and healthcare.

Portrait of Jackie Huggins

Jackie Huggins

Dr Jackie Huggins AM FAHA is Bidjara and Birri Gubba Juru from Queensland. Jackie is the Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples. She was the National Co-ordinator for the Aboriginal Women's Unit in DAA in 1984 and on the Steering Committee for the Aboriginal Women's Task Force which produced the Women's Business report.

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Not Racist, But …

Are we evolving in our understanding of racial issues? How do questions of race intersect with questions of culture, representation and justice?

Curated by Santilla Chingaipe, Not Racist, But … explores race and racism in our culture, our history, our politics and our media.

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