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£45k grant to combat racism

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: November 10, 2012

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THE Welsh Government has given a grant of £45,254 to support the work of anti-racism group Show Racism the Red Card.

The organisation uses famous footballers to help educate children and young people about anti-racism.

The funding will allow the organisation to visit schools and sports clubs across Wales, and to hold workshops and educational events for an estimated 9,000 youngsters over the coming year.

Training events will also be held for teachers, and workshops arranged for specific groups including young offenders and Gypsy travellers.

Education Minister Leighton Andrews said: "It's vital our learners understand that racism has no place in our society."

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  • Neathboy234  |  November 11 2012, 8:57PM

    Eric_Pode i watched the video. I can understand why they have a black history month, everything tends to be white orientated. Saying that i have watch Andrew Marr's history of the world, which has looked at the world in terms of we're all humans living on this tiny little plant. My personal attitude to to race is that we should look at the things we all have in common instead of the differences. Basically we're all 99% the same, only those who want to differentiated the differences point them out.

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  • Eric_Pode  |  November 11 2012, 8:23PM

    Neathboy234 I was merely pointing to the origin of the quote. Go to YouTube and realise that Morgan Freeman was not making an all-encompasing statement. twinkles12 & maxmin Using the same logic: Stop obesity by not talking about it. Stop genocide by not talking about it. Stop Drapetomania by not talking about it.

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  • Neathboy234  |  November 11 2012, 7:41PM

    maxmin as you very well know i have never tolerated racists. Anyone who thinks they are better than someone else because of the colour of that person's skin is simply the scum of the earth, i'm sure u will agree. Eric_Pode with white people having only 1.3 children on average the problem of black v white will soon be at an end, white people are simply breeding themselves out of existence. Given the problems that the white man as caused perhaps it's a good thing.

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  • Eric_Pode  |  November 11 2012, 7:25PM

    'Morgan freeman solves the race problem.' - On YouTube A clip from a '60 Minutes' TV programme. 'I'll stop referring to you as a white man if you stop referring to me as a black man.'

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  • torquemada  |  November 11 2012, 6:58PM

    Give me £45k and I will personally end racism once and for all. I will take it upon myself to be the most xenophobic person in this most wonderful country, putting all others to shame.I would then take myself off to a life of solitude and exile in some god-forsaken place in the tropics

  • maxmin  |  November 11 2012, 3:33PM

    Twinkles What a fantastic quote - never heard that before, and so very, very true. I see Neathboy CLM is adding more people to the list of those he does not tolerate, but then of course he is a Liberal!

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  • Neathboy234  |  November 10 2012, 7:43PM

    It will take more than 45K to change peoples views, you don't have to look very far to see that racism is rife. Mind u from my experiences it seems to be the older people who are racist, youngsters today have grow up with many people from all over the world and are much more tolerant as a result. As for the older white man with a vile racist outlook, the sooner they die off the better.

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  • hadoken565555  |  November 10 2012, 6:31PM

    What a hideous waste of money, you will never stop a few idiots in stone island making racist remarks. What is 45k gonna do, make out the dept is doing nothing while someone squanders it away no doubt...

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  • twinkles12  |  November 10 2012, 5:51PM

    "A way to stop racism is to stop talking about it" Quote - Morgan Freeman.

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  • geoboy01  |  November 10 2012, 3:25PM

    I give up,the assembly are just throwing coins at this issue! im walking along st helens road this morning after buying my fresh veg off indian shops and 2 iraq persons "the indians told me they were cheeky iraq's" were calling a drunk white man some very choice names that we would be fined for,pathetic!!