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Young, Black and British – Hear Us, Part 1

In the first of a two-part special, three young black teenagers speak out about what life is really like growing up black in the UK.

Zionne, Isaiah and Mandi are young black teenagers who have all experienced racism growing up in the UK. Mandi has been called racist names, Isaiah is often followed round shops by security guards, and Zionne feels she will always have to work harder than everyone else to succeed.

In the first of a two-part special, they speak out about what life is really like growing up black in the UK and why things urgently need to change.

After the death of George Floyd and the nationwide protests against racism, the teenagers know that this is their time to be heard. As well as opening up about their own experiences, they speak to their friends and their parents. They decide to create a manifesto to list the big things they feel need to change in society to make life better for black kids like them.

20 minutes

Broadcasts

  • Thu 22 Oct 2020 18:05
  • Sat 24 Oct 2020 08:25
  • Wed 28 Oct 2020 14:10
  • Sat 10 Apr 2021 13:20
  • Thu 13 May 2021 11:20
  • Mon 24 May 2021 08:00
  • Fri 8 Oct 2021 17:00
  • Wed 13 Oct 2021 19:20
  • Tue 5 Apr 2022 18:00

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