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Moving on: Bristol's “last acceptable” racism?

Racism against Gypsies, Roma and Travellers is still alive and well in Bristol in 2018. In our new series documenting prejudice against Travellers, we’re asking: Can Bristol leave behind its ‘last acceptable racism’?

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Gypsies and Travellers don’t get much mention in discussions around racism and discrimination but in Bristol and across the UK they face discrimination because of their race every day.

Most of the Gypsies I’ve talked to try to keep their race a secret, worried that it will lose them their job and get people coming to their site causing trouble. Their fears aren’t unfounded. Everyone I spoke to had stories to share of being refused service, being turned away from pubs, having security guards follow them around shops…

It’s time these stories are heard and that racism against Gypsies and Travellers is taken seriously.

Reports

Government ‘comprehensively failed’ Gypsies and Travellers, report finds

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Tory MP wants to get rid of sites and move Travellers into houses

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Road to nowhere: Bristol’s hidden housing crisis

Reports

Brexit could bring ‘a new Windrush’ for Roma

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Bristol Travellers fill food banks for Christmas

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In the UK today, just being a Traveller is bad for your health

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Travellers say it’s time to stop using them as clickbait

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Moving on: Why we’re running a series on racism against Gypsies and Travellers

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Hounding Travellers out of town

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Council rejects Tory motion on unauthorised Traveller encampments

Features Voices

Time to move on: Prejudice against Gypsy, Roma and Travellers in Bristol

If you have personal experience related to this series you’d like to share, get in touch confidentially on the form below or by emailing hannah@thebristolcable.org.



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