Reconciliation SA is proud to support the "Racism. It stops with me" campaign. Our organisation has committed to preventing racism by pledging to undertake activities over the next three years in support of the campaign.
Not only has Reconciliation SA signed up to the campaign, but we have also advocated that State Government agencies include anti-racism strategies that are tied to their RAPs (Reconciliation Action Plans). Yesterday, the Premier of South Australia, Jay Weatherill MP, signed up to the "Racism. It stops with me" campaign and committed his government to combatting 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.
More about racism
Research from 2011 shows that one in seven Australians say that they experienced discrimination because of their colour or background. This figure has been increasing steadily in recent years.
Research has also shown that 70 per cent of people agree that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous people are prejudiced against each other.