A new app pushes our buttons on how it feels to be subjected to racism
Could you walk in the shoes of someone who is subjected to racism on a daily basis? University of Western Sydney researchers are launching a world-first mobile phone app that challenges people's ideas about racism by actually experiencing it first hand.
When faced with a scenario, the users have options as to what to do next. Once they choose an option, they will see the consequences of that choice.
It is available for both iOS and Android devices also from the Apple Store and Google Play.
About the UWS Challenging Racism project
Challenging Racism is an anti-racism research collective based at the University of Western Sydney.
Researchers from around Australia contribute to the project, which is led by Professor Kevin Dunn.
The initial interest of the project was the geography of racism in Australia, however over its 15-year history the project now encompasses a wide range of anti-racism research.
Core interests of researchers involved in the project include bystander anti-racism (what ordinary people who encounter racism can do to respond); the effectiveness of different types of anti-racism in varied contexts; and Australians attitudes to diversity and experiences of racism.
22 January 2014
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