You may have seen racism in your school, workplace and community.
You can be a powerful voice against it: you can make a difference.
Racism affects everyone. The benefits of anti-racism education are for everyone. Individuals experience racism differently and each person will develop their awareness and understanding based on self-identity, group identity and experiences.
This is the beginning of a new approach to thinking, feeling and acting. It is a new door that opens that prompts you to see the world around you differently. To raise our consciousness and behaviour about racism means we will have the self-awareness, knowledge and skills – not to mention the confidence, patience and persistence – to challenge, modify, erode and eliminate all manifestations of racism within our own sphere of influence.
This iceberg graphic shows the aspects of culture that are easy to see and those that are more foundational, but less obvious. We can find similarities and differences between cultural groups at all levels. Awareness of these can help to enhance cross-cultural communication, conflict resolution and relationships.
Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination