Racial Profiling

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Racism is a belief that a particular race or ethnicity is inferior or superior to others. Racial discrimination involves any act where a person is treated unfairly or vilified because of their race, colour, descent, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief. Racism impacts directly on the full enjoyment of individual’s human rights, and in particular the right to equality. Due to this issue racism is experienced across a spectrum in Australian society and culture. Police regularly use a person's race in detaining individuals who they suspect may be engaging in suspicious activity. This practice is widely known as "racial profiling". This hence creates discrimination against different ‘racial’ and ethnic groups. The selected articles will…show more content…
Disturbingly, this research also highlighted the lack of awareness of most Australians about the issues faced by our First Nations peoples. This is further shown in an anti-Islam protest that occurred in Sydney whereby citizens of Australia and Australian heritage had used social media to post "support people who seek to defend our Australian way of life, our culture and our freedoms from the threat of radical Islam". This therefore shows the failure of pluralism within Australian individuals whom do not accept different racial and ethnic groups which hence creates discrimination against societies in…show more content…
Many different racial groups in particular indigenous, Torres Strait islanders and refugees have experienced a lack of access to these socially valued resources, this is usually in regards to lack of knowledge, lack of education, inability to speak English and lack of access to legal advice agencies. However because of these issues the branch of government have worked hard in creating an equality and justice for individuals of any racial group by providing socially valued resources, such as health care and Centrelink to further help them with needs, inducing food supplies, shelter and

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