Published On: 10 October 2022

Responding to the Government’s latest hate crime statistics, Jabeer Butt OBE, CEO of the Race Equality Foundation said:

“Alarm bells should be ringing for anyone looking at these figures. The rise in all kinds of hate crime – with racially motivated hate crime being the highest – speaks volumes about attitudes towards minoritised people in England and Wales. There can be no room for this kind of behaviour in modern Britain.

“The Government’s Hate Crime Action Plan appears to have fallen off the face of the earth, but we need them to wake up and renew the commitment to take action now, as well as recognise the very real damage that harmful narratives can cause to Black, Asian and minority ethnic families and individuals.”


1. Press contact: Shiryn Sayani, Communications & Campaigns Manager / 07593 454182

2. About the Race Equality Foundation

The Race Equality Foundation is a national charity tackling racial inequality across public services to improve the lives of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. We do this by:

·         Exploring what is known about discrimination and disadvantage

·         Developing evidence-based better practice to promote equality

·         Sharing better practice through educational activities, conferences, written & online material

·         Working with national and local partners from the community, voluntary, statutory and social enterprise sectors.

The Foundation was established in 1987 as part of the National Institute for Social Work and was known as the Race Equality Unit. It became an independent charitable organisation in 1995, and in 2006, changed its name to the Race Equality Foundation.

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