Eradicate Hate is a campaign devised by the ‘Decolonise UEA’ steering group. The aim of Eradicate Hate is to raise awareness about racism and to ensure that students of colour are properly supported when reporting incidents.
At UEA we are very clear that any form of racism: derogatory comments, microaggressions or any kind of exclusion or othering is unacceptable.
If you witness or experience any behaviour that makes you feel comfortable please report this to us. You can report here on Report and Support, where you also have the option to report anonymously. Or if the behaviour is taking place in any of our venues you can report it to a member of security staff or come to Advice(SU) in Union House.
What is a hate crime or hate incident?
Hate incidents and hate crimes are acts of hostility and violence directed at someone because of who they are or who someone thinks they are.
What types of incidents may be hate incidents?
· verbal abuse like name-calling and offensive jokes
· bullying or intimidation
· physical attacks
· threats of violence
· hoax calls, abusive phone or text messages, hate mail
· online abuse for example on Facebook or Twitter
· displaying or circulating discriminatory literature or posters
· malicious complaints for example over parking, smells or noise
· As well as others
Microaggressions may include:
· touching someone's hair
· crossing over to the other side of the street to avoid someone from a different ethnicity
· being treated less favourably or with more suspicion in a shop than a white person
· ignoring someone's messages in a group chat
· offering more support or help to white students
· talking over people with lived experiences of the issue
If you experience any of these behaviours or any other unacceptable behaviour you will be supported when you report them.