Research Report for Peterborough Racial Equality Council
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For the City's Sake!
Young Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Voices from Peterborough
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The aim of this study was to provide a platform for voices that are often unheard; those of young people from BAME backgrounds on issues that affect their lives in multi-cultural schools and neighbourhoods. Specifically, we sought their views on:
This report is compiled from the comments of 430 young people from BAME backgrounds, recorded between 2016 and 2018 using a combination of open-ended written responses and interviews.
A key finding was that 77% of young people in the city hold religious beliefs compared with only 29% nationally. 84% of young Muslims and 39% of Christian students practise their faith at least once a week and say that their faith is very important to them and their identity.
64% of the young people valued having friends from different backgrounds and valued life in multi-cultural education.
Most think diversity is an asset to the city.
Two-thirds think migration has led to overcrowding that puts pressure on jobs and services.
20% reported increased crime and racism as a consequence of recent migration.
They asserted that students with English as an Additional Language are highly motivated to succeed and schools should be given extra resources to support them.
There are many more findings than we have space to show here but you can get a copy of the report by emailing:
Please also take a look at the Poetry/Culture page
to see work composed specially to support
'For the City's Sake'
Two determined and very able young Peterborough women
Faa’izah and Urte, tell us about their plans for follow-up research work for PREC.
They have made a short video about their project
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Peterborough MP Speaks in Parliament to praise Peterborough's Black History Month activity
Black Lives Matter
We can see in today's America the results when black lives aren't valued and respected. Anger, bitterness, grief and hardship lead to violence and oppresive counter-measures.
Nor is the UK free of the sins of prejudice and mistreatment. Inequality and deprivation are world wide problems. The fight against Racism is a long, weary struggle but we must win it for the sake of all our children and the peace of the world.
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Black Lives Matter Peterborough
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