To begin our discussion we will look at the origins of racism.
The word racism comes from the German word rassen which meant “breed”.
It also includes the actions of sporting officials and coaches, as well as media commentators.
Sport historian Colin Tatz in his research into indigenous athletes stated that: they’re Australians when they’re winning, and Aborigines at other times in summarising the history of racism in Australian sport.
It has affected millions of people worldwide, and is one of the deepest social problems in history.
The history of what we call racism which is the discrimination of other groups on the basis of their different descent begins in the Early Modern Period.
on the basis of that person’s race, religion, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin.
These voluntary sporting rules of conduct mirror Racial Discrimination Act 1975 and the Racial Hatred Act 1995 Section 18 C.(1) that: It is unlawful for a person to do an act, otherwise than in private, if: (a) the act is reasonably likely, in all the circumstances, to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate another person or a group of people; and (b) the act is done because of the race, colour or national or ethnic origin of the other person or of some or all of the people in the group.
Listed below are cases related to racial vilification in Australian sport.
In several of the cases, there was no racial vilification proved.