Student gets to the root of racist troubles

A TELFORD College student has won an anti-racism competition for his poster design.

Ross Duncan, a visual communication student, developed the poster as part of a campaign by the Show Racism the Red Card charity.

His winning design was a poster of a plant and root labelled "insidious creeper, Racist Vulgaris", with the concept that this reduces the complexities of racism to its root cause – ignorance.

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"Get to the root of it" was the strapline which Ross used to signify the aim to eliminate racism.

He said: "I thoroughly enjoyed working on such a significant subject for this competition and found the process very rewarding.

"I hope when I graduate that this experience will give me a good standing in pursuing a rewarding career in graphic design."

Barbara Lawson, associate principal of equalities and collaboration at the college, said: "This is excellent news to have won this award. We work hard with our partners in the community to raise awareness of this and to celebrate the diversity of cultures we have here."