SRtRC welcomes apology from Councillor Kilpatrick over racist tweets
Show Racism the Red Card are concerned that anyone, let alone a public figure, would consider sharing potentially divisive comments that may further contribute to a wider culture of intolerance. However, we welcome Councillor Kilpatrick’s subsequent apology for her actions.
The Show Racism the Red Card campaign is founded on the premise that education is the key to tackling racism. No one is born racist and as an educational charity we are not interested in labelling people, but working hard to help educate young people and adults alike of the dangers of using racist language. As such, we have worked closely and in partnership with South Ayrshire Council over a number of years to tackle racism and we will continue to do so.
We have built up strong and productive relationships across the Council and commend the committed and passionate anti-racism and equalities campaigners who promote anti-racism education on the ground in order to promote a fairer Scotland for All. We will to continue to do so and hope that this incident will serve as a reminder to us all, whether as individuals or figures of public authority, that racism has no place in our communities and that we all have a moral duty to use social media responsibly.
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