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The day Nicky Winmar drew the line

The day Nicky Winmar drew the line | Sport | Scoop.it
A courageous act by two Aboriginal footballers launched the fight against racism.
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This was a memorable day in Australia's sporting history and started the fight against racism in sport. This moment in time will be remembered forever in Australia and should be taught to students, showing how racism has existed in sport, and how one person standing up for themselves and their people can spark change for the better. 

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FIFA against discrimination

FIFA against discrimination | Sport | Scoop.it
FIFA's stance against racism and discrimination is anchored in its statutes and takes centre stage every year during the FIFA Anti-Discrimination Days at one of its major competitions.
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The world governing body of football punishes any racist behaviour that occurs in its game or in the wider community. There are articles and policies embedded within this link that outline what FIFA stands for when it comes to multicultural acceptance, respect and what the game strives to represent; no racial vilifications. Football has seen a lot of racist vilification in its history and is always seeking ways of abolishing racial vilification. 

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Goodes wants racial slur girl supported

Goodes wants racial slur girl supported AFL star Adam Goodes says he wants the girl who called him an ape at the MCG to be counselled and educated.
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For those who believe that racism doesn't exist in Australian culture or sport for that matter, here is an example that it is still occuring in the Australian landscape. What I like about this video and about how the issue was addressed was not one of overt anger, but one of realising that people need to be educated more when it comes to ending racial vilification. 

 

You could question students on what they thought of the matter and whether they think it was an ok thing to say? How do they feel towards the girl who called out the racist slur? How would she be feeling after all of this?

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The Other Final (Trailer)

The Other Final tells the story of a remarkable football game played on the 30th June 2002, the same day as the World Cup final in Japan. Between the worlds ...
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The full movie of The Other Final is a great example of football genuinely being the world game; it brings people from all over the world together, who would not have met without the sport. This is a great movie showing how sport can promote the values every human wants to see succeed in our global community; peace, harmony, understanding without worrying about winning and losing. 

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