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Image of an Indigenous man. Indigenous Australians more likely to face racism. Walk With US (Getty Images 1 )

A recent SBS commissioned study found that 1 in 5 Australians have experienced racism.  And Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are 25 per cent more likely to encounter racism than Australians of other ethnic origins. 

By
Kirstyn Lindsay
Published on
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 17:21
File size
2.1 MB
Duration
4 min 34 sec

The 2016 State of Reconciliation in Australia report shows that only 30 per cent of non-Indigenous Australians socialise with First Peoples whilst one in three Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people had experienced verbal racial abuse in the six months before the survey.

 Andrew Meehan from ANTAR says many non-Indigenous Australians find it hard to accept the historical accounts of massacre, dispossession and stolen generations.

 Feature produced by Amy Chien-Yu Wang and voiced by Crystal Clyne.