“Racism raised its ugly head again”.
Racism raised its ugly head again with the tragic death of George Floyd in the US some weeks ago.
Dictionary.com defines Racism as:
- a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to dominate others or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others.
- a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
- hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.
As part of the national network of anti-racism civil society organisations, we fully endorse and support the work that is being done by the Irish Network Against Racism team in combating racism and all related forms of discrimination in every sphere of life in Ireland. To understand Racism and how to combat it, they have produced a number of booklets and reports that can be downloaded here.
If you have been affected by Racism, you can report it to iReport.ie. iReport.ie (Racist Incident Reporting System), is I.N.A.R’s flagship project and was launched in July 2013. It allows the people, communities, and organisations to confidentially report racism in Ireland from any online device. The iReport smartphone app can be downloaded to both iPhone and Android phones here.