Race and Discrimination

Racism refers to the combined use of power with racial prejudice (the belief that some races are inferior to others) which leads to the oppression or discrimination of specific racial or ethnic groups.

Racism can be detected through attitudes, processes, behaviours and actions which impact on any ethnic group/s and can lead to differences in education and employment opportunities, living conditions and health.

The Race Relations legislation is designed to ensure that large public organisations like NHSGG&C promote race equality and challenge discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, nationality (including citizenship), ethnic or national origins. We are required to;

  • 1. eliminate unlawful racial discrimination;

  • 2. promote equality of opportunity; and

  • 3. promote good relations between people of different racial groups.

What is race discrimination? - a short film by the Equality & Human Rights Commission
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