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  • people are not blind to colour in a colour conscious society
  • racism affects black and white people both but differently
  • racial harassment is anti human rights - more than hate crime
  • equal opportunity is to practise 'different but equal'
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Following Philip Davies MP’s reported comment that some with a learning disability clearly, by definition, can't be as productive in their work as somebody who hasn't got a disability of that nature, the Harrow Council for Justice in a strongly worded letter has pointed out to him that many people with the disability are perfectly capable of performing very ably in a wide range of professions.

The Harrow Council for Justice condemns stigmatising people with learning disabilities and mental health problems by forcing them to work for wages that are illegal for everyone else.

The HCJ strongly believes that people with disabilities, different they might be, have equal rights to be treated fairly like others in the work situations - disabilities do not always equal wheelchairs and many are invisible to the naked eye.

Millions of people living with disabilities in the United Kingdom already face countless ingrained prejudices in the working world.  The employment rates of disabled adults are very low with only around 50% employed compared to 79% of non-disabled adults. And when disabled people are employed, they are significantly more likely than non-disabled people to work part-time.
   

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