Judge Ray Singh: Black people hit hard by economic situation
The tough economic climate is hitting people from a black or minority ethnic background harder than others, said the chair of Race Council Cymru.
Judge Ray Singh was speaking before the All Wales Annual Race Equality Conference in Cardiff on Friday.
He also said racism was "very much in existence in Wales" but there had been progress.
The conference was held on the UN International Day for the Elimination of Race Discrimination.
Mr Singh said the event provided a valuable opportunity for people in positions of power and influence "to listen to each other and those affected by discrimination, and to take steps to improve the lives of those people affected".