What is Racial Harassment and Abuse? Racial harassment or abuse can be verbal or physical
aggression towards individuals or groups because of their colour, race, nationality
or ethnic or national origin. It also includes attacks on property as well as people.
Examples of Racial Harassment and Abuse are:
Verbal racist abuse ranging from jokes to insulting remarks and comments
Racist nuisance or disturbance including obscene telephone calls, and dumping of
Racist graffiti in any form
Intimidation at work on grounds of race, colour or culture.
Arson (setting fire to property)
Assault, ranging from pushing through to physical attack
Objects being thrown at people or their property
Support - We are here to help If you
have experience racial harassment or abuse you may feel that you are vulnerable or
isolated or that you are not being heard, listened too or responded to adequately
or supported effectively.
KEMS is here to help you, your family and or your friends.
Free Training & Workshops
We offer free training and workshops to young people in schools or college. These
focus on the nature and impact of race hate crime and the long term damage and harm
that it causes. We also run workshops for staff n in the private, voluntary and public
sectors and fees for these can be negotiated.
Youth Offending Team
We are also working with the Youth Offending Team in Knowsley to provide some input
into their restorative justice practice with young offenders, in the hope that they
will come to realise the great distress they have caused to other people.
How we could help you:
KEMS exists to provide support and advice to people who have suffered racial harassment
in the Knowsley area.
One of the key things the group can do is listen to your experiences
and understand them because some of our members have had similar experiences.
We can also work together to try to ensure that the agencies who are responsible
for our safety and well being are listening to us and taking the right actions.