Survey: Majority of Australian students experience racism

11/19/2009 | Australia Broadcasting Corp.

About 70% of Australian high-school students who participated in a recent survey by The Foundation for Young Australians said they had been a victim of racism at school. Researchers and teachers are calling for more of a focus on racism prevention in schools. "What the research overwhelmingly shows is that schools that have some sort of compulsory in-classroom program about racism or cultural stereotyping were less likely to have young people who displayed ignorance about cultural issues or racist attitudes," the lead researcher said.

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