In the latest British Social Attitudes Survey 31% of people in the South West described themselves as "racially prejudiced". At the same time 154,000 hate crimes were documented across the UK related to race and 70,000 hate crimes related to religion - An overview of hate crime in England and Wales.

In response to this a grassroots campaign is organising a march against raicism for the South West on the 7th of February in Exeter. See their site for more information