Race discrimination: "Aids" should be given its plain and ordinary meaning
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In Anyanwu and another v South Bank Student Union and another (Commission for Racial Equality intervening)  IRLR 305, the House of Lords holds that the word "aids" in s.33(1) of the Race Relations Act 1976 is a familiar word in everyday use that bears no technical or special meaning in this context. A person aids another if he or she helps or assists that other. He or she does so whether or not the help is substantial and productive, provided it is not so insignificant as to be negligible. The interpretation of s.33(1) adopted by the majority in the Court of Appeal (see Narrow definition of "knowingly aids" for purposes of Race Relations Act) should not be accepted.