Report Finds There's Still Racism in Health, Education and Housing
RACISM remains a "significant issue" in Wales, according to a report published today.
The research, commissioned by Race Council Cymru (RCC), found people from minority ethnic backgrounds in Wales are still experiencing racism in health, education and housing services, as well as in employment.
And in many cases when racism occurs, it found victims are not reporting or challenging it, but instead changing their behaviours, language and clothing to "fit in".
The research is the first piece of work commissioned by RCC, an umbrella body representing race equality organisations in Wales, and includes interviews and surveys with more than 300 minority ethnic people around Wales.
The report's author, Professor Heaven Crawley, director of the Centre for Migration Policy Research at Swansea University, said the economic downturn coupled with public sector cuts had led to a culture of blame.
One of the most startling findings was that just 25% of respondents felt there is race equality in employment, with that figure dropping to 5% for people from Bangladeshi backgrounds. …