Racism. It Stops with Me
Clarence City Council is proud to have joined forces with some of Australia’s leading businesses, sporting bodies and NGO’s to support the 'Racism. It stops with me' campaign. Our organisation has committed to preventing racism by pledging to undertake activities in support of the campaign.
Research from 2011 shows that one in seven Australians say they experienced discrimination because of their colour or background. This figure that has been increasing steadily in recent years. Research has also shown that 70 percent of people agree that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous people are prejudiced against each other. Council believes strongly that racial and cultural discrimination is unacceptable and hopes that by supporting the campaign others will also take a stand against racism.
The national 'Racism. It stops with me' campaign, which is being led by the Australian Human Rights Commission, has been developed by a partnership of government and non-government agencies and will run until 2015. For more information about the campaign go to Racism. It Stops with Me or follow the campaign on Twitter @ItStopsWithMe.