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Meeting challenges racism in Birmingham

Issue No. 2226

Some 120 students and school pupils packed out the council chambers in Birmingham for a Question Time-style debate about how to tackle racism in the city, on Tuesday of last week.

Speakers from Hope Not Hate, Runnymede Trust, Salma Yaqoob from Respect, Stuart Curlett of Love Music Hate Racism and poet Benjamin Zephaniah, answered young people’s questions about racism in Birmingham.

The debate was very lively, with different ideas on how we can deal with racism in schools, as well as stopping groups like the EDL and BNP. Some 30 people signed up to come to the national demonstration “No to racism, fascism and Islamophobia” in London on 6 November.

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Tue 2 Nov 2010, 18:06 GMT
Issue No. 2226
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