Harassment related to race is illegal under the Equality Act 2010. Harassment related to race includes harassment related to colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins.
The following are some examples of activities that might constitute harassment related to race:
- derogatory name-calling
- insults, threats and racist jokes
- ridicule of an individual for racial or ethnic difference
- racist graffiti, images or insignia.
- microaggressions including asking persistent questions such as where a person is really from
- making persistent comments about appearance, command of language or stereotypical assumptions based on race
- not using the individual’s name or adopting a nickname.