This morning, the Australian Human Rights Commission launched a new

online anti-racism resource, What you say matters, to educate and engage

young people about racism and to empower them to respond safely when

they experience or witness racism.


The resource has been developed after extensive consultation with young

people. It includes a hip-hop video clip and online educational content,

and is designed to encourage 14-17 year olds to reflect and to act

safely in response to incidences of racism at school, in their peer

group, sports club or communities. The music video clip features

Indigenous hip hop artist Brothablack and was created with the

participation of students from James Meehan High School in south western



You can find the resource on the “Racism. It Stops with Me’ campaign

website (

What you say matters seeks to answer the key questions that young people

we surveyed told us they wanted more information about:


*         What is racism?


*         Why are people racist?


*         Who experiences racism?


*         Where does racism happen?


*         Why is racism a problem?


*         What can you do?


*         What does the law say?


We would appreciate any assistance you can provide in promoting the

resource through your networks.


What you say matters has been funded by the Department of Families,

Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) under the

National Anti-Racism Strategy.