‘Shocking, but not surprising’: First Australians endure huge ...

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‘Shocking, but not surprising’: First Australians endure huge prejudice

A new survey, the first of its kind, reveals that three quarters of Aussie whites are biased against them

Giovanni Torre

Three out of four Australians have negative bias towards Aboriginal people, according to research.

Academics at the Australian National University analysed the responses of more than 11,000 people surveyed from 2009 to 2020, and found “negative implicit or unconscious bias against indigenous Australians across the board”, adding it was “likely the cause of the racism that many First Australians experience”.

The research, published in the Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues and the first of its kind in Australia, comes as hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets to protest police violence and other forms of racism...

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