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Refers to the protected characteristic of race. It refers to a group of people defined by their race, colour, and nationality (including citizenship) ethnic or national origins. Race discrimination is when you are treated differently because of your race.

The treatment could be a one-off action or as a result of a rule or policy based on race. It doesn’t have to be intentional to be unlawful.

To find out more about race discrimination you can visit the Equality and Human Rights Commission website here.