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DEI Hub: Race



Diversity, equity & inclusion hub: race

According to the Equality Act, race can mean your colour, your nationality (including your citizenship), or your ethnic or national origins, which may not be the same as your current nationality. Race also covers ethnic and racial groups (i.e. a group of people who all share the same protected characteristic of ethnicity or race).


There are four main types of race discrimination:

  • Direct discrimination: happens when someone treats you worse than another person in a similar situation because of your race.
  • Indirect discrimination: happens when an organisation has a particular policy or way of working that puts people of your racial group at a disadvantage.
  • Harassment: happens when someone makes you feel humiliated, offended or degraded because of your race.
  • Victimisation: happens when you are treated badly because you have made a complaint of race related discrimination under the Equality Act.  It can also occur if you are supporting someone who has made a complaint of race related discrimination.

Resources submitted by members have been grouped into the below themes. Click on the graphics for further information.

Identifying unconcious bias

race unconscious bias

Unconscious biases are social stereotypes about certain groups of people, outside their own conscious awareness.

Race and your workplace

race and workplace

Every person, regardless of ethnicity or background, should be able to fufil their potential at work. Employers who take action to support equal progression and participation in the workplace, across ethnicities, will grow their talent pool and address skill shortages in the process.

What it's like being a person of colour in the UK?

race - person of colour in uk

This collection of resources looks into the experiences of British people of colour, and the stigmatism that they may face.

All resources have been recommended by AEO. AEV and ESSA members.  If you have a suggestion for additional DEI resources please let us know.   SUBMIT A RESOURCE


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