Summary

Sticker with the slogan 'Celebration Not Assimilation' produced by Australians Against Racism and Discrimination in Sydney in 2008. The sticker was produced to counteract racism in Australian society, and was sold through the social networking sites of MySpace and Facebook in 2008 and 2009, and from 2009 at the website ozstickers.com. The slogan refers to celebrating cultural differences rather than assimilating into a monocultural society. Assimilation was a government policy towards Indigenous people in the 1950s and extended to migrants until 1975 when the policy of Multiculturalism was introduced.

Physical Description

White sticker on white backing paper. Left hand side contains United Nations, Aboriginal and Australian flags. Next to these in light blue text is "Celebration" - the dot on the 'I' is superimposed on a yellow sun. Beneath this is "Not" in dark blue and below this is "Assimilation" in orange. Beneath the slogan is alexg@hiptop.com.au.

Significance

These stickers and T-shirts are representative of the group 'Australians Against Racism and Discrimination' efforts to counteract racism and discrimination in Australian society through the social networking site Facebook. Many of the slogans on these stickers and t-shirts were created to counteract racist slogans developed and used recently, especially since the Cronulla riots of 2005. The slogans and imagery on the stickers and t-shirts are also an attempt to counteract the 'hijacking' of the Australian flag and southern cross for nationalist 'Aussie Pride' protests.

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