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  • arrow_drop_down Warwick, 26 April 2016 - Physical assault, Verbal abuse / insults

    A black student at the University of Warwick had her bananas written on with racist insults like "Monkey" and the N-word. Faramade Ifauroti, 19, was enraged by the insults and took to Twitter to post her experiences, which led to the #WeStandWithFara social campaign attracting people from all ages and backgrounds, including rapper Stormzy.

    The university has previously been mired in uproar after someone posted to their (now closed) Snapchat profile, in which a young black male believed to be one of their students who photographed tied up with rope, with the caption "I caught me a (N-word)."

    (Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/student/news/warwick-university-investigates-racist-banana-incident-in-student-halls-a6970086.html)

    Did anyone speak up or offer support?

    The incident was reported to the University of Warwick, and the vice-president and Equality Committee gave a statement to ensure that Fara had access to the full range of support provided. She posted her experiences on Twitter, where people used the hashtag #WeStandWithFara to show their solidarity with her.

  • arrow_drop_down Oxford, 23 November 2017 - Other

    Seven of my friends and I had vouchers to get a drink in Hollywood Bowl in Oxford. We went to get the drinks and the waitress asked for proof of identity. None of us is english/british and we all had the IDs but not the passport. The waitress refused to accept those as proof of identity and also our driving licenses because and I quote ‘it has a european logo but not a british one’. I requested to talk to the manager but unfortunately she shared the same opinion. Our national IDs were not a rightful proof of identity because they did not have the official british logo. I can’t express enough the frustation I felt and all my friends the same. Not because of the drink that we didn’t get, but because the feeling of rejection, that people didn’t want us there.

    Did anyone speak up or offer support?

    They were very rude in rejecting us, no hint of understanding

  • arrow_drop_down Northampton, 01 April 2017 - Verbal abuse / insults, Threats / intimidation, Other

    during many arguments my colour and heritage has been brought into question by [this person].

    Did anyone speak up or offer support?

    i spoke to police and social services.

  • arrow_drop_down London, 05 November 2017 - Verbal abuse / insults, Threats / intimidation

    A group of young girls between 11-14 years old used racist and discriminatory words to another person and to me in the bus.
    At the beginning they were playing music so loud and it was so disturbing for everyone. After 20 minutes, someone asked them to stop the music, and their reaction was extremely rude and inappropriate. some of the things that one of the girls said were:
    -"I have more right to be in this bus because I born here"
    -"You don't even speak English well to speak with me "
    -" fucking skinny and white ginger"

    Did anyone speak up or offer support?

    No.
    I spoke with the driver, twice but he didn't do anything about it.

  • arrow_drop_down Aylesford, 27 October 2017 - Verbal abuse / insults, Threats / intimidation

    I was fired from my job because I spoke my country language.

    Did anyone speak up or offer support?

    No

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