Report: we are racist.

ninemsn oct 07

Well, after that meeting (and two years of research by social scientists), Issues Deliberation Australia has released their report, with a one-hour documentary called Between the Divide.

Now, while our political leaders like to insist that Australians are not racist, especially at election time, the report (out this week) concludes that when it comes to Muslim/non-Muslim relations, we are racist.

And there's a grim warning. We'd better do something about it quickly, if we don't want to breed our own home-grown terrorists.

Dr Pam Ryan from Adelaide is the social scientist in charge of Issues Deliberations Australia. She talks to Ray Martin about this report.