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Call to public to shape new Racial Equality Strategy – McGuinness

19 June, 2014 - by Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness has today called on as wide a range of people as possible to contribute to shaping a new Racial Equality Strategy for the North.

The consultation on a Racial Equality Strategy was launched today by Martin McGuinness and Peter Robinson.

Martin McGuinness said:

“I unreservedly condemn the recent race hate crimes and all forms of intimidation.

"The Executive is determined to promote equality, mutual respect and tolerance for all people in society.

"We must develop a society where racial equality and diversity is supported, understood and respected.

"Social, cultural and religious diversity should help build bonds between people not create conflict.

“The Executive is determined to tackle racial inequality head on, however, we can’t do this alone.

“Through this consultation document we seek to gather a wide range of views from anyone with an interest in racial equality.

“Consultations like this are so important because they provide an opportunity for all of us to share our knowledge and experience in a way in which we can make a difference in people’s lives. 

“If we are to combat racism and racial inequalities we need the support and participation of all sections of society and I urge you to make your voice heard.” 

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