The charity was founded in the 1990s due to the experience of Shaka Hislop, a football player, who was confronted by young people shouting racist abuse. They stopped when they realised he was famous and sought his autograph.
Shaka and team mates began to visit local schools to educate children about racism. From this the charity has grown to be the UK’s leading anti-racist education charity. In addition to the direct education of young people and adults, SRtRC produces educational resources, to challenge misconceptions, stereotypes and negative attitudes in society.