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Great British School Swap has revealed the shocking racism we all should see

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Channel 4’s Great British School Swap has been an eye opener – even for me, who works with hundreds of schools to tackle prejudice across the UK.

What shocked me most in the programme – where pupils from different cultural and racial backgrounds swap – was how each community displayed extraordinary levels of ignorance towards the other but only lived a mere 15 miles apart.

Although some moments have been been highly amusing, such as asking where the Halal lettuce is or unable to recognise the national anthem, the show has painted a worrying picture of how divided parts of the country are, leaving unfortunate breeding ground for prejudice.

It is why TV programmes like this are so important.

We, as humans, suffer from ‘ethnocentric bias’. In a nutshell, this is where we trust people that look like us or from the same........

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