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Rise of 'casual racism' in New Zealand - National - NZ Herald News

15.1.16

Rise of 'casual racism' in New Zealand - National - NZ Herald News: Racism occurs every day in blatant and subtle forms, according to Australian academics Jacqueline Nelson from the University of Western Sydney and Jessica Walton, Research Fellow in Racism, Diversity and Intercultural Relations at Deakin University.

Everyday racism is often normalised and infused into daily life, they wrote last year on The Conversation.com.au, in an article charting the rapid rise of casual racism.

This is done through jokes and stereotypes about people's physical features, accents and cultural practices or through unconscious body gestures and expressions such as disapproving glances and exclusionary body language, they wrote.

In the US, casual racism has been a feature in Barack Obama's journey to becoming the country's first black president in 2009. Critics would refer to his "lazy" behaviour - better suited to a basketball court than the corridors of power.


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