Friday, April 01, 2005

We need race minister to fight inequality

What will probably be one of the most controversial parts of the Black Manifesto is the demand for a Minister for Race:

“Campaigners yesterday called for the introduction of a race minister as they launched a manifesto demanding equality for black and ethnic minority communities. The initiative, organised by Operation Black Vote (OBV), is designed to push race-related issues higher up the agenda in the run-up to the election.

It wants a race minister, equivalent to the existing women's minister. Karen Chouhan, of the 1990 Trust, said: "Tackling racism at a cabinet level, along with the other measures, will be a quantum leap forward."” Link


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