Race is one of the 9 protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. The Equality act protects individuals from discrimination and harassment based on their race. Race can mean your colour, or your nationality (including your citizenship). It can also mean your ethnic or national origins, which may not be the same as your current nationality. For example, you may have Chinese national origins and be living in Britain with a British passport.
What is race discrimination?
Produced by Equality and Human Rights Commission
This short video gives an introduction to race discrimination, under the Equality Act 2010.