Welsh Government commits to delivering a "truly anti-racist Wales"


Welsh Government (Image: Gwalia)

The Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt has reaffirmed the Welsh Government's commitment to delivering a "truly anti-racist Wales" on the anniversary of the tragic murder of George Floyd in the USA.


Ms Hutt said: "Today we mark the anniversary of the tragic murder of George Floyd in the United States. We mourn his death and the death of all those who have sadly lost their lives due to the scourge of racism.


"We stand in solidarity with all those who campaign for equality and for an end to institutional racism. I want to make clear that the Welsh Government will always fight for a more equal and just society.


"Racism and all forms of hate and bigotry have no place in our society."


Ms Hutt highlighted the importance of the anniversary and the importance of taking immediate action to tackle racism.


She also outlined the key aims of the Welsh Government’s Race Equality Action Plan:


"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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