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Rise in racism bad for the kids

A range of anti-racism initiatives and policies have been put into place in recent years by successive Governments in the UK. But could those efforts be undermined as we move into a period where it seems “anti-immigrant” sentiment and rhetoric is on the increase? With one in three people in Britain describing themselves as being very or a little racially prejudiced, according to a recent British Social Attitudes Survey, what might be the consequences of any rise in racist attacks whether physical or verbal on people from an ethnic minority background, in particular children?

Professor Yvonne Kelly from the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies talks about her recent research showing that racism needs to be firmly in the mix of things to tackle when policymakers are trying to ensure the health and happiness of the UK’s children.

This podcast was recorded originally for the Child of our Time blog.