A SurveyMonkey poll shows that more than two thirds of people believe racism remains a “major problem” in the UK. Nearly three-quarters said racial discrimination against black people represents a serious issue.

While 30 per cent of people said it was not a major problem, they still agreed that it exists. Only a small number -3 per cent – say it doesn’t exist.

Other responses to the survey illustrates that many remain divided about the role race plays in their society, even as strong two-thirds say they interact with a mix of people from different races at work, school and social situations.

  • In 2015/16, there were 47,571 ‘racist incidents’ recorded by the police in England and Wales.
  • On average, that is about 130 incidents per day.

Organisations such as Stand Up to Racism focuses on racism and Islamophobia and are encouraged by mainstream political parties, the Government and state organisations.  The group take to the streets in large numbers to oppose racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and also hold monthly meetings.

Events and issues linked to racism occur and happen worldwide, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has recently called for a global fight to root out racist right-wing ideology following last week’s deadly attack on two mosques in Christchurch.

“People need to talk, people need to get engaged with groups that they don’t usually get engaged with”
-Rabbi Tatsiana

There are many people who have personal events and issues of their own they have had to deal with.


Contact Equality Advisory Support Service hotline if you or anyone you know have dealt with Racism, Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism

Telephone: 0808 800 0082
Textphone: 0808 800 0084
Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm
Saturday, 10am to 2pm