An Open Letter to the New Chief Constable
CRER Open Letter to New Chief Constable
Last month, a number of news sources led with headlines such as “White British people have become the most common ethnic group to be targeted in racial incidents in Scotland” (BBC 24.11.15).
The data for this was drawn from the report Racist Incidents Recorded by the Police in Scotland, 2013-2014, which is available here. This publication presents statistics on racist incidents as recorded by Police Scotland, including information about the perpetrator of a racist incident and the “victim/complainer” of a racist incident. This means that the way the data is recorded and reported muddles the distinction between the victim of a racist incident and the person who reported the crime (the complainer),
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New Framework for Race Equality in Scotland
A New Race Equality Framework for Scotland
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The Scottish Government is renewing its approach to race equality, working in partnership with a range of organisations. A race equality framework for Scotland (2016-2025) is being developed to tackle racism and promote equality.
This overview explains how the development of the new framework will be carried out between April 2015 and March 2016. CRER is being funded by the Scottish Government to help facilitate this work.
Key components in developing the Framework will include:
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