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Race Relations Act 1968

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The Race Relations Act 1968 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom making it illegal to refuse housing, employment, or public services to a person on the grounds of colour, race, ethnic or national origins in Great Britain (although not in Northern Ireland, which had its own parliament at the time). It also created the Community Relations Commission to promote 'harmonious community relations'.[1]

It was opposed by some of the Conservative Party, particularly Enoch Powell. He made his famous Rivers of Blood speech while it was being discussed. [2]

It amended the Race Relations Act 1965. It was repealed by the Race Relations Act 1976.

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  1. "Race Relations Act 1968". Legislation.gov.uk. 1968. Retrieved 30 November 2023.
  2. "Enoch Powell's 'Rivers of Blood' speech". The Telegraph. 2007-12-12. Retrieved 2023-11-30.