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Give Nothing to Racism campaign aims to eliminate casual racism

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Publish Date
Thu, 15 Jun 2017, 8:40am
The campaign is aiming to eliminate casual racism in society. (Photo \ Getty Images)

Give Nothing to Racism campaign aims to eliminate casual racism

Author
Newstalk ZB Staff,
Publish Date
Thu, 15 Jun 2017, 8:40am

A new campaign is challenging people to confront racism.

The Give Nothing To Racism campaign starts today, to eliminate casual racism in society.

Mai Chen is one of the people behind the campaign, and says one in three complaints to the Human Rights Commission is about racial discrimination.

She told Mike Hosking one of the problems is that people are too nice when confronted by racism.

"Being nice means that when friends tell a joke that is a bit racist, we laugh because you know we don't like not to be nice, but hey it's not nice to be racist."

LISTEN ABOVE AS MAI CHEN SPEAKS WITH MIKE HOSKING