RACISM STILL A CONDITION OF LIFE FOR MIGRANTS IN COUNTY MONAGHAN –

5 November 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

BUT NEW STRATEGY HOPES TO DISPEL “MYTHS AND MISINFORMATION”

A new integration strategy for Co Monaghan presented to Monday’s meeting of the Co Council has the declared aim of dispelling “myths and misinformation” that contribute to racism still being experienced by the various components of the county’s migrant population. Co Council Social Inclusion Officer Bernie Bradley in presenting the document said that many migrants surveyed in the strategy’s preparation reported experiencing racism on the streets and in schools but one of the objects of the strategy was to dispel the myths and misinformation that drove racism.

Racism had come up quite strongly as an issue in consultations with migrant communities in Co Monaghan. Ms Bradley said the county’s migrant population had been particularly impacted by Covid-19 and a priority of the integration strategy (which will have its online launch later this month) was to ensure that migrants had access to information from local and national government. She said that community supports could play…

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