What you say matters
A new online anti-racism resource
This morning, the Australian Human Rights Commission launched a new online anti-racism resource, What you say matters, to educate and engage young people about racism and to empower them to respond safely when they experience or witness racism.
The resource has been developed after extensive consultation with young people. It includes a hip-hop video clip and online educational content, and is designed to encourage 14-17 year olds to reflect and to act safely in response to incidences of racism at school, in their peer group, sports club or communities. The music video clip features Indigenous hip hop artist Brothablack and was created with the participation of students from James Meehan High School in south western Sydney
What you say matters seeks to answer the key questions that young people we surveyed told us they wanted more information about:
- What is racism?
- Why are people racist?
- Who experiences racism?
- Where does racism happen?
- Why is racism a problem?
- What can you do?
- What does the law say?