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Everyday racism app

In this article learn about the 'everyday racism' app, created by an anti-racism research collective based at the University of Western Sydney.
A set of 3 screenshots from the everyday racism app. The first one depicts the welcome screen of the app, the second where the user chooses their character, the third an image of the
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Now, lets look more in-depth at an example of anti-racist technology.

In Australia, an anti-racism research collective based at the University of Western Sydney worked towards developing a mobile app “Everyday Racism”, driven by experiences encountered by the indigenous population. The app challenges users to ‘live a week in the life of an Aboriginal man, a Muslim woman, an Indian student or just yourself’ to help them understand how racism can creep into everyday life. You can watch a short video about the app here.

Over seven days, players are given daily scenarios where they are the target of racist behaviour. It’s ‘an immersive experience where the user receives texts, tweets, images and videos’ that aim to challenge the user to understand the importance of speaking up when they witness racism.

So now, we would like you to download the app for free from the Apple Store or Google Play and give it a try.

What were your experiences from using the app? What areas did you find most challenging? Discuss your thoughts with other learners below.

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