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Racism and how to report it

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If you are aware of any racist behaviour, or are a victim of racism, you should report it to the police.

What is racial harassment?
Racial harassment includes jokes, name-calling, threats and physical violence and it should not be tolerated. It may be directed towards your ethnic or cultural background, your beliefs, food you eat or don't eat, your clothing, your hair, or your family.

Racial harassment can take place anywhere.

A hate incident is defined as - any incident which may or may not constitute a criminal offence but which is perceived by the victim or anyone else as being motivated by prejudice or hate

Hatecrime, including racist incidents, should be taken seriously no matter how insignificant you may feel it is at the time. To report an incident of hate crime or for more info, advice and support, visit the Suffolk Police website. 

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