Australian Anti-Racism TV Ad Immediately Gets Racist Reaction
"Why should anyone be made to feel like crap, just for being who they are?"
Mental health advocacy group Beyond Blue has launched a new campaign about "casual racism" in Australia.
The campaign aims to highlight Australia's casual racism towards Indigenous Australians. It shows various situations where people are giving in to a racist voice in their head.
Beyond Blue says this casual racism by the "Invisible Discriminator" leads to high rates of depression and anxiety in Indigenous communities.
And seemingly small moments make a remarkable impact on people's mental health.
One person went straight to questioning how "aboriginal" the actors were.
And some on Facebook wanted to point out that white people are targeted by racism as well.
Those that wanted to claim the campaign was pulling the "racism card".
And this commenter who summed up exactly what Beyond Blue was targeting in one single, long sentence.
The full ad called "The Invisible Discriminator" is powerful viewing.
Also, the actors talk about real world casual racism in a behind the scene video.
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