On 14 February 2013, the Institute of Race Relations published a report on how racial violence is shaping the UK.
‘Racial violence: facing reality’ warns that attacks on BME individuals are spreading to new areas of the country, as under the impact of globalisation and austerity measures, populations swiftly change. The report points to the potential dangers in ‘decanting’ those affected by the benefits cap to towns and cities which have little history of ‘diversity’.
Attacks are often taking place in communities where BME families or workers are isolated, where there are few support services and such experiences often go unrecorded and become part of a repeat pattern.
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