Racism. It Stops With Me
Racism takes many forms and can include prejudice, discrimination or hatred directed at someone because of their colour, ethnicity or national origin.
The City of Belmont is proud to be an official supporter of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Racism. It Stops With Me
This campaign was launched in 2012 as part of the Australian Government’s National Anti-Racism Strategy.
This Strategy was designed to:
- Create awareness of racism and how it affects individuals and the broader community;
- Identify, promote and build on positive programs to prevent and reduce racism;
- Empower communities and individuals to take action to prevent and reduce racism and to seek help when it occurs.
Supporting and promoting this Strategy is part of the City’s commitment to its Multicultural Strategy.
What you can do about racism
If you witness or experience racism in your workplace, school or sports club, you can speak up, report it to the relevant official or support the victim, if this person is not you.
If you see or experience racist behaviour in any setting, and you feel comfortable to do so, you could say something directly to the individual.
If you don’t feel comfortable confronting the individual, you can support the victim (if this person is not you) and inform a responsible person in the area such as a driver (if you are on public transport) or security personnel if you are in a public venue.
If the situation is escalating and you believe you or someone else is in danger, contact WA Police on 000.
How to respond to online racism
Racism isn’t limited to face-to-face interactions. If you see racist materials or comments online, most social media platforms and web pages offer options or contact details you can use to report racist content.
You could also advise the Australian Human Rights Commission
, the Crime Stoppers WA
, the Office of the eSafety Commissioner
or Racism Matters
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone the City on 9477 7219.