Racism is essentially a pretentious way of saying that ‘I’ belong. For such a conviction, it is the most gratifying formula that has ever been discovered, for neither my own unworthiness not the accusations of others can ever dislodge me from any position. – Ruth Benedict
Racism is a combination of attitudes, beliefs and behaviours, including:
believing your race is superior to another race;
offensive or aggressive behaviour towards somebody because of their race;
believing some groups do not fit in Australia;
actively avoiding or excluding people from a specific cultural background because you believe they don’t belong; or
believing everyone should behave according to certain values which are called ‘national’ but are not.