Mission Statement
 
The consequential Mission Statement evokes  the following commitment:
 
“WISC will continue to advocate and campaign for policies and strategies which involve partnership with organisations and institutions that empathise with the quest to promote equal opportunity, improve race relations, tolerance and understanding amongst people of different cultures.  
 
The objective is the elimination of racial discrimination, other categories of bigotry and race hate crimes which have led to the famous race hate murders of Kelso Cochrane on 17 May 1959 and Stephen Lawrence on 22 April 1993; and to put in place the framework for creating a fair and just society” 
 
WISC is dedicated to the quest to eliminate race hate and to enhance the quality of life for all peoples in the United Kingdom by continuing to be the champion and custodian of the philosophy of Equal Opportunity and Human Rights; a quest which it began in 1958 and led to the 1965 Race Relations ACT.  WISC holds the view that Equality must mean equal and fair treatment for all communities. No community should be excluded from being an integral part of society.

WISC takes pride in the knowledge that communities, even those who did not support the campaign have had the quality of their lives enhanced through the implementation of the 1965 Race Relations Act and the subsequent revisions and amendments.  WISC acknowledges that in February, 1948, Lionel S. Rose, MBE, argued:

'The Law should be so amended or extended to make it an offence to publish defamatory statements concerning groups identifiable by race, creed or colour, calculated to create or promote ill-will or hostility between different sections or classes of His Majesty's subjects.'

Rose's quest did not achieve the objective, all be it meaningful. Joseph A Hunte's hypothesis challenged the responsibility of the Government in allowing the prevailing racial abuses. Hunte's hypothesis proposed the following:

"In a democracy, the Government of the day has a responsibility to create an environment in which all its people, irrespective of race, colour, class, creed, sexuality or disability are given equal access to education; and to participate equally in the creation of the wealth of the Nation."
 
Hunte's view was that his hypothesis reinforced by good education and a spirit of equality and fair play should mitigate the vissitudes of racial hate. He also offered the celebration of the Caribbean street carnival as a physical option for building integration and community cohesion.  

Following the Notting Hill race riots, demand grew again from the National Council for Civil Liberties for race legislation. The Jews had their own lobbist working for an incitement bill. To the same end, WISC was fortunate is securing the intellectual capacity of Joseph Hunte, Dr David Pitt, Learie Constantine, CLR James; all of whom had nationality connections with Trinidad. Individual Jewish personalities like Lionel S. Rose MBE, did  have discussions with WISC, but the Jewish policy was to remain at arms length from any racial issues in which people of African Heritage were engaged.   WISC soon realised that the Jewish Community was staying away because the focus of the white racist bigots had moved from the Jewish community, to people who were contained in the castles of black skin.'

In this myre of racism and racial discrimination; WISC values continued to be evidenced through the following standards:     

Integrity
Accountability
Quality assurance in service delivery
Application of the tools of monitoring, evaluation and complaint response
Equal and fair treatment for the diversity of communities 
Compliance to Principles of Equal Opportunities
Influencing Policy Changes and Development
Advocating that poverty is state disposession imposed by the powerfull on the powerless.
The Powerfull do it to their own; what will they do to us who are not 'kith nor kin'?
Mission Statement







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