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.

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.

Source SBS

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