Citizens Advice Special: Hate Crime – LISTEN HERE!

5th Jul 2020

This week’s Renfrewshire Citizens Advice feature on Paisley FM 107.5 on Tuesday 7 July after 11.00am, Kay Taylor, Managing Director, Renfrewshire Citizens Advice Bureau, Paisley, will be focussing on ‘hate crime’.

You can listen again to this feature on the image below.

Kay says: “In light of recent events, and the Black Lives Matter movement, racial hate crimes are very much on everyone’s radar, while for some people, confidence in approaching the police directly has diminished. 

That is why it is so important that people know about the availability of third party reporting and that the bureau is the only third party reporting centre in Renfrewshire.”

Topic: Hate Crime:

What is a Hate Crime?

Why have Third Party Reporting Centres?

Discrimination on Grounds of Race

Nationality means citizenship or membership of a particular nation. For example, you can be discriminated against because you’re a British, Australian or an Indian citizen.

National origin means your connection to a country or nation through birth. It’s different from nationality although they can overlap.

For example: You’re a British citizen and both your parents are of Chinese origin. Your nationality is British but you could say that your national origins are Chinese.

Interestingly, the English, Scots and Welsh are all considered to be national groups. This means that you can be discriminated against because you’re English, Scottish or Welsh.

Ethnic origins

What’s a racial group?

Discrimination because of someone else’s race

Race discrimination because of who someone thinks you are

So that’s my latest update for this week.

If you’d like more information on today’s feature, please contact the bureau on 0141 889 2121.

And remember, Paisley FM records these features and makes them available on their website  and on their facebook page  for you to ‘Listen Again’ at your leisure.

Stay safe, stay well and I’ll be back soon with more updates.


Listen to Kay here:

Paisley FM 107.5 – Kay Taylor, manager at Renfrewshire CAB with her regular feature on advice for citizens. This week, the topical 'hate crime'. Listen here! Broadcast on Paisley FM 107.5 on Tuesday morning, 7 July 2020.

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