About the campaign

What is racism?

The Australian Human Rights Commission recognises that 'racism can take many forms, such as jokes or comments that cause offence or hurt, sometimes unintentionally; name-calling or verbal abuse; harassment or intimidation, or commentary in the media or online that inflames hostility towards certain groups.

At its most serious, racism can result in acts of physical abuse and violence.

Racism can directly or indirectly exclude people from accessing services or participating in employment, education, sport and social activities.

It can also occur at a systemic or institutional level through policies, conditions or practices that disadvantage certain groups.

It often manifests through unconscious bias or prejudice.'

Casual racism is particularly important to recognise and stand against. Casual racism can include seemingly offhand comments and actions that result in stereotyping and prejudice.

For more information about racism, visit the 'Why racism?' page on the Australian Human Rights Commission website.

The 'Invisible Discriminator'

racism-video-2Beyond Blue has produced a clip titled 'The Invisible Discriminator' to highlight the impact of discrimination on Indigenous Australians and to challenge everyone in Australia to check their behaviour, think about their actions and challenge discrimination when they see it happening. 

View the video clip on this page or read 'The Invisible Discriminator' video transcript.

For more information about the campaign, visit the 'Racism. It Stops with Me' page on the Australian Human Rights Commission website.