If someone discriminates against you because of your race, the colour of your skin or where you’re from, that’s racism. And racism is a crime.
What is it?
Racism is when someone is discriminated against (singled out) because of their race, the colour of their skin, their nationality, their accent or first language, or their ethnic or national origin. Racism is a hate crime, and is illegal.
I’m not sure if I’m the victim of racism or just paranoid
Hate crime can include physical attacks, offensive graffiti, the threat of attack, verbal abuse and bullying at school. It can be via email, text or social media. The police’s definition of a hate crime is: ‘Any incident, which constitutes a criminal offence, which is perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated by prejudice or hate.’ So in short, if you think it’s racism, it is racism.