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Race discrimination: Sending postcard to workplace amounted to racial harassment

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In Chief Constable of the Kent Constabulary v Kufeji 4.5.01 EAT 1135/00, the EAT upholds an employment tribunal's conclusion that a white South African police officer racially harassed a black colleague of Nigerian origin by sending him and other, white, colleagues a postcard while on holiday in South Africa. A combination of the picture of bare-breasted black African women on the front of the card and what was, on any view, a derogatory comment about such women on the back rendered it a "race-specific communication". Objectively viewed, the postcard with its comment was racially offensive and the black officer had been genuinely offended by it.