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To tackle racism in NI we need political leadership

Geraldine McGahey


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The death of George Floyd in police custody sparked anti-racism protests worldwide (Jonathan Brady/PA)

The death of George Floyd in police custody sparked anti-racism protests worldwide (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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The death of George Floyd in police custody sparked anti-racism protests worldwide (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Northern Ireland needs commitment, leadership and urgent action from government to tackle racism in all its forms.

The Black Lives Matter movement and the differential impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on minority ethnic groups have thrown racism into the sharpest possible focus.

The issue of racial discrimination isn't new to Northern Ireland.