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Change Government guidance on listing ethnic groups to be more inclusive

Submitted by Samantha Young on Wednesday 31st March 2021

Published on Tuesday 27th April 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Wednesday 27th October 2021

Current Signatures: 10
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Change Government guidance on listing ethnic groups to be more inclusive

Petition Details

Currently Government recommendations on ethnicity categories mean only white people are given the option to say they are English, Scottish, NI or Welsh, despite there being a number of minorities born here in the UK, and it’s time to change that.

Additional Information

The ethnic groups the Government recommends be used must change to allow people of any ethnicity to state they are English, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish or British.

The fact that we can be born in the UK but not given the option to say you are English, Scottish, NI or Welsh is as archaic as colonialism itself and invites racism. This needs to change if we are to dismantle racism at government level.


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