Racism happens in everyday encounters, in interactions between people. Resistance to everyday racism happens everyday, too. Now, there’s an app for that, too.
A new app for iOS and Android that enables you to expand your understanding of everyday racism by experiencing some of what it’s like in Australia as an Indian student, a Muslim woman or an Aboriginal man. The app, called Everyday Racism, has just been released this week and is available now for free for iOS and Android.
The idea behind the Everyday Racism game/education style app is that players are challenged to live a week in ‘someone else’s skin.’
The app a joint initiative by national anti-racism charity All Together Now, the University of Western Sydney, University of Melbourne and Deakin University. the University of Western Sydney, Deakin University and Melbourne University are behind this project and the content of the everyday racism app has been developed based on ground-breaking research in the field of racism and anti-racism. A group of 8 panelists from diverse ethnicities have been consulted to make sure the app would be based on real-life experiences of everyday racism in Australia.
How do you think you might use the app? Download it and let us know what you think.