CALD communities and racism in times of crisis

Gopalkrishnan, Narayan (2012) CALD communities and racism in times of crisis. Australian Mosaic, 31. pp. 1-4.

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Racism is an issue that affects societies across the world and has significant negative impacts on individuals and communities. As recognised by the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, it is a philosophy that devalues and renders inferior some groups in society through perpetuation of myths about them. The majority of racism that impacts adversely on individuals and communities today is subtle and covert, making it very difficult to identify. However, in this paper it is argued that the covert nature of racism can change dramatically in times of crisis as these can provide a moral setting for racism to be expressed openly and without fear of retribution. The use of fear in the form of ‘Infeartainment’ is explained and the costs of resorting to this approach are examined. The paper closes with an exploration of the responses needed to manage racism during times of crisis.

Item ID: 27057
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1447-8765
Date Deposited: 22 May 2013 04:42
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940111 Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare @ 100%
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