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Experiences of racism among urban Indigenous Australians: findings from the DRUID study

Paradies, Yin C. and Cunningham, Joan (2009). Experiences of racism among urban Indigenous Australians: findings from the DRUID study. Ethnic and Racial Studies,32(3):548-573.

Document type: Journal Article

IRMA ID 10343xPUB11
Title Experiences of racism among urban Indigenous Australians: findings from the DRUID study
Author Paradies, Yin C.
Cunningham, Joan
Journal Name Ethnic and Racial Studies
Publication Date 2009
Volume Number 32
Issue Number 3
ISSN 1466-4356   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 548
End Page 573
Total Pages 26
Place of Publication UK
Publisher Routledge
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Although Indigenous people continue to experience racism in contemporary Australian society, we know little about the nature of such experiences. The Measure of Indigenous Racism Experiences [MIRE] assesses racism across several dimensions in an urban Indigenous context. This paper presents findings from 312 Indigenous volunteers who responded to the MIRE as part of the Darwin Region Urban Indigenous Diabetes study. Interpersonal racism was reported by 70 per cent of participants, most commonly from service providers and in employment and public settings. A third of respondents had high levels of internalized racism while two-thirds acknowledged the existence of systemic racism. Interpersonal and systemic racism were most commonly reported among older respondents, those of higher socioeconomic position and among those who identified strongly with their culture. Further research is needed to understand the impact of racism on Indigenous people and to determine how to combat racism in Australian society.
Keywords Indigenous
Aboriginal
racism
prevalence
urban
Australia
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01419870802065234   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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