Racism in Ourselves and Society: A GRA Project
May 31 - August 31
GRA has an enduring interest in the place of racism in contemporary Australian society – and our habitual denial, collusion and disavowal of this.
Institutionalised and culturally based racism in Australian society is exposed regularly through issues such as Indigenous disadvantage, imprisonment and suicide; refugee asylum seeking; politician’s comments about ‘African gangs’ and enacted in Adam Goodes’ battle with racist football crowds and media commentators. Malcolm Turnbull when he was PM described Australia as “the most successful multicultural society in the world”. Yet institutional racism – and our own racism, unconscious or otherwise – continues, barely below the surface.
The GRA Racism in Ourselves and Society project aims to:
- Explore both the racism in ourselves and in society
- Conduct a series of active accessible events
- Collaborate and engage with the wider public