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Race equality

Racism is a structural barrier perpetuated by individuals that lead to discrimination against a person because of their race. 

This discrimination can include assumptions about capabilities based on racial stereotypes, the denial of promotions or a dismissal of the expertise of the racialised individual. These injustices are still experienced everyday by Black people, including Black educators.

The NEU uses Black in a political context to encompass “all members who self-identify as Black, Asian and any other minority ethnic groups who do not identify themselves as white“.

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Visible and Invisible Barriers: the impact of racism on BME teachers.

Teaching Resources

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Black History Month resources

October is Black History Month, a time to recognise and celebrate the invaluable contributions of Black people in the UK and around the world.

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Welcoming refugee children

Find out more about the experiences of refugee children in UK schools and how they make new connections in their communities.

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Decolonising education

Rebuilding a school system that supports all students, staff and teachers and is responsive to the particular needs of each and every child.

Advice and guidance

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Race discrimination

All teachers and educational professionals have specific protection from discrimination at work on grounds of race under the Equality Act 2010.

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NEU will continue to welcome and integrate refugees, asylum seekers and migrants into their schools and communities and oppose the racism to which government policy appeals.

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