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Race Relations Acts 1965 - 2000

Below are the Race Relations Acts 1965 - 2000.

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Impacts of Structural Racism

Policy that domination and control inherited from colonialism and the dehumanisation of people of colour

From education, health, housing and employment to the criminal justice system, structural racism is very much at the heart of Britain’s treatment of ethnic minorities. The prejudice endured by BME communities is out of step with the messages of social cohesion affirmed by policymakers.

The pervasive extent of Britain’s colour problem is also reflected in BME experiences in the workplace. Although last year marked the fiftieth anniversary of the introduction of Race Relations Amendment Act 1968, a recent survey commissioned by the Trade Union Congress exposed stark inequalities for ethnic minorities in employment, income and training and revealed a white working class disdain for political correctness and positive discrimination.

Twenty one years since the inquiry report on the death of Stephen Lawrence racial bias in sentencing practices and the disproportionate number of BME deaths in custody and stops and searches still pervade.

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