Comment: Is the North-East racist?

RACISM has never been more socially unacceptable in Britain. Three quarters of Britons claim to have no racial prejudice whatsoever.

Racial slurs commonly heard in streets, pubs and workplaces a few decades ago have all but disappeared, but discrimination hasn’t gone completely. In some cases it’s been driven underground to simmer, seethe and occasionally burst forth. Read The Northern Echo article here

TWAFA Comment: The Northeast is indeed known for its friendliness and has traditionally been welcoming to incomers and has had many institutions and individuals who have worked against racism.  Let us indeed talk about racism, but let us also not lose sight of the fact that it has no place in a civilised society…and that is what we hope the Northeast will always be.

(c) TWAFA December 2017