Challenging Racism

Created on: 24 Jan 2018 | Last modified: 31 May 2018


The publication of the Macpherson Report in 1999 provided us with the universally accepted definition of a racist incident. The report states that "A racist incident is any incident which is perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person."

Challenging racism is part of our responsibility as educators. It is about creating a culture of equality and respect. It is about allowing all learners, children and young people to achieve their potential.

As a member of the EIS you are supported by your trade union which has clear policies and a long track record in combating racism in education, in society and in the workplace. You may find yourself arguing the case against racism in the staff room or with learners.

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