Racism report looks into 'bystander effect'

Australians are being encouraged to speak out against racism. A report, the first of its kind in Australia, has looked into the bystander effect, and it found many people are reluctant to intervene.

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Source: SBS

More than a third had witnessed racism in either a social setting, a workplace or a community sports club.

60 percent of those surveyed said racist jokes were never acceptable in the workplace. 23 percent would feel uncomfortable if they witnessed racism, but would do nothing.

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Published 13 June 2013 at 6:41pm
By Gareth Boreham
Source: SBS