Published 03 November 2021
On 26 October, ADNSW held an online discussion with 17 Korean community members from CASS regarding their experiences of race discrimination.
CASS provides social and welfare services to multicultural communities, covering a wide geographical area including the Metropolitan Sydney and Wollongong. They serve people in the general community, especially those of East Asian backgrounds, including Chinese, Koreans, Indonesians, Vietnamese, Malaysians and Singaporeans. This discussion was part of a series of ADNSW engagement sessions with some of the largest multicultural communities in NSW.
ADNSW is engaging with multicultural communities to hear about their experiences, identify trends and understand barriers to reporting race discrimination.
This session highlighted how members from CASS often experience subtle race discrimination, with one participant saying, “Sometimes racism might not be anything you can prove, but you can just feel it.”
Participants also expressed the important role of government departments in educating the public about discrimination and initiating policies to tackle discrimination in different areas of their lives.
“I didn't even know there was an Anti-Discrimination NSW. The presence of such an institution should be known to ethnic communities. I am so pleased to be able to know what the role of Anti-Discrimination NSW is today," said another participant.
ADNSW will be compiling a report with the results from the engagement sessions with multicultural communities.
The next scheduled ADNSW engagement session will be held in late November with the Indian community.
30 Nov 2021
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