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“Help us forge the truly anti-racist Wales we all want to see”, says Welsh Government

The Minister for Social Justice, Jane Hutt, has called on organisations and individuals across the country to help forge "the truly Anti-Racist Wales we all want to see".

The consultation period for the Welsh Government's Race Equality Action Plan ends on Thursday July 15.

Ms Hutt said: “As a Government, we truly believe that tackling racism and inequality isn’t just about words, it’s about our deeds and actions. It is only by listening and acting that we can achieve real change.

"It’s important for us all to stop and ask ourselves, what action did we take to address systemic racial inequality? This is a test, for us all, to demonstrate how we will all work towards eradicating racism in our society, together.

"That’s why the Welsh Government committed to producing a number of important pieces of work to address long-term structural inequalities and most importantly, deliver a fairer and more equal society.

"Our draft Race Equality Action Plan, developed collaboratively, is built on the values of anti-racism and it’s vitally important that we all contribute to it, before the close of the consultation period."

Race Equality Action Plan

Ms Hutt had previously reaffirmed the Welsh Government's commitment to delivering a "truly anti-racist Wales" on May 24— the anniversary of the murder of George Floyd in the USA

At the time, she said: "The Plan, developed collaboratively, will help us forge the truly Anti-Racist Wales we all want to see.

"We intend this to be a practical Plan, outlining specific actions to be taken across all the key policy areas which emerged from our co-construction work.

"Once finalised, the Welsh Government will be committed to and held accountable for it."



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