Experiences of ethnic minorities show racism is not being challenged or tackled according to a report published today by Race Council Cymru (RCC).
The report also says the economic climate is adding new pressures, with evidence that discrimination is increasing as the labour market shrinks and public sector cuts start to bite.
The research was undertaken by Professor Heaven Crawley at Swansea University:
Whilst race relations in Wales have improved over the past fifty years, significant challenges remain. Increasing ethnic and cultural diversity associated with migration has brought new challenges for those areas of Wales which have experienced the most rapid changes. There are also new challenges associated with the current economic downturn and associated public sector cuts which can lead to different groups being positioned as the cause of contemporary economic and social problems.
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