Card to report racist incidents launched in city

Thu, Mar 22, 2018

A racist incident reporting card has been launched by the Galway Anti Racism Network in response to what is says are "countless incidents of racial abuse and assault" in the city.

The report card was launched on Wednesday as March 21 is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The card will display a number and email address and all reporting is confidential. GARN will link with community gardaí, trade unions, and other interested groups in order to "make the card effective and a useful community tool".

According to GARN chair, Joe Loughnane, migrant workers are most at risk of racial abuse as many "carry out their duties at night", while Travellers "face daily occurrences of institutional racism". He also noted that asylum seekers are "systematically discriminated against in the centres they are forced to reside in".


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