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Young Eastern Europeans Living In UK 'Facing More Racism Since Brexit Vote'

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22.08.2019

Young Eastern Europeans living in England and Scotland are experiencing more racism since the Brexit vote – and teachers are being accused of failing to protect them, according to a new report.

Researchers spoke to 1,100 people aged 12 to 18 years old, who are originally from Central and Eastern Europe and have lived in the UK for at least three years.

The European Sociological Association conference in Manchester heard that 77% of the group said they had experienced racism, xenophobia and bullying since the June 2016 referendum.

Speaking anonymously, one respondent said: “At my last school, someone made xenophobic comments about my nationality and tried to burn my hair – last year, in my current school, a group followed me around chanting ‘Ukip’ and that I should fuck off back to my country.”

“I was bullied from the age of six to the age........

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