Category: Racism

‘… we must not merely regard black and minority ethnic people as ‘deserving’ respect and inclusion, but reject racism as the sin of exclusion, disrespect and ‘segregation’, by grasping and cherishing the fact that all God’s children inherently share in the dignity of the Being of God.” Rev. Arlington Trotmann,

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Racism can be defined as a belief in the superiority of a particular race, and prejudice arising from this belief, that often results in antagonism towards, or discrimination against, other races. Today, treating someone badly because of nationality alone is usually regarded as racism. The official report of the Stephen

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Racist acts are outlawed under criminal law, equality legislation exists in order to stop discrimination, and there are structures in place to protect groups and individuals. Under the Race Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 it was unlawful to discriminate either directly or indirectly on racial grounds, in terms of employment and training;

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International reporting on Northern Ireland often focuses on the negative and it is commonly said that racism is just another way of expressing violence following decades of internal conflict. Racism in Ireland is not new but it probably manifests itself more painfully today because there are larger numbers of newcomers

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Read Responding to Racism for ideas, and learn how to report racist incidents and find information about support organisations.

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