Why actions speak louder than words in tackling racism - the YEP Says

“Political correctness has pushed racism underground”.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 6:00 am
Campaigners warn that more needs to be done in our city to root out racism

Those are the powerful words of Heather Nelson CEO of Black Health Initiative in the wake of Meghan and Harry’s interview as the fall-out to accusations of racism continued to spill over yesterday.

The reality is race is an issue seen day-in and day-out in communities up and down the country.

Leeds is a proudly diverse and multicultural city. More than 104 different languages are spoken and it holds the title of being a City of Sanctuary.

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No matter age, gender or colour of your skin, it is a place where you should feel safe and secure.

But today campaigners warn that more needs to be done in our city to root out racism.

Campaigner Marvina Newton told the YEP that “tick box” exercises were “contributing to racism being pushed underground”.

Actions speak louder than words.

It is up to Leeds as a collective to stand together to say this will not be tolerated.

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