Hidden racism and systematic racism: is it contributing to the decreased health and well-being of Aboriginal homeless persons in the inner city of Cairns?

Hayes-Jonkers, Charmaine, Wright, Adele, Golding, Lisa, and Singer, Cliff (2013) Hidden racism and systematic racism: is it contributing to the decreased health and well-being of Aboriginal homeless persons in the inner city of Cairns? In: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Racisms in the New World Order: realities of culture, colour and identity, pp. 117-128. From: Third International Conference on Racisms in the New World Order: realities of culture, colour and identity, 29-31 August 2012, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

The presence of chronic rough sleeping Aboriginal persons in the Cairns inner city has been an ongoing issue for decades. Differing approaches have been taken to address this issue, including the 'hard approach' (zero tolerance) and the 'soft approach' (self-determination). However neither of these approaches has succeeded and have only served to perpetuate and escalate the problem. The complexity of the issue of long-term rough sleepers is further exacerbated by hidden racism and systemic racism which is underpinned by issues such as culture and the polemic divides that separate the service approaches to addressing this issue. Ultimately, the health and well-being of Aboriginal rough sleepers in Cairns is worsening and their quality of life is declining due to this unseen and incalculable racism. Of critical importance to their decreasing health and well-being is how their basic human needs are not being met due to the underlying racism that confounds it. This paper seeks to identify the issues of hidden racism and systemic racism among the Cairns inner city Aboriginal rough sleepers and explanations of hidden and systemic racism are offered and how this contributes to the decline in their health and well-being.

Item ID: 30073
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: hidden racism, systemic racism, homelessness, rough sleepers, primary homelessness
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ISBN: 978-0-9875922-6-2
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2014 04:49
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160512 Social Policy @ 20%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations @ 70%
18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180114 Human Rights Law @ 10%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920206 Health Policy Economic Outcomes @ 35%
92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920399 Indigenous Health not elsewhere classified @ 35%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940116 Social Class and Inequalities @ 30%
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