Aug 2019 | Majority of young Australians say racism is prevalent at social and sporting events

Date: 13 Aug 2019

Source: SBS

Ninety per cent of students aged between 11 and 19 say they know a friend or family member who has been the target of racism at Australian sporting events, according to a new national survey.

The study, by World Vision, asked 800 students about their experiences with discrimination and found half of the respondents believed there was a strong culture of racism in Australia. 

Sporting events were identified as the worst location for racism, while public transport and shopping centres were close behind.

"Sometimes you get like occasional looks at you or sometimes like whispering behind your back and you just feel really bad, because you feel like you're different and people feel like you're different from them," year 10 student Tiana told SBS News.