One of the primary aims of the End Everyday Racism campaign is to produce reports that support antiracist advocacy and build a collective case for change in Cambridge. This first report summarises 117 incidences of racism between Oct 2018 and Oct 2020. In the words of Dr Mónica Moreno Figueroa: "All of us can take this report and use it to move the agenda forwards".
Students are the most vulnerable population to racialisation in Cambridge
87% of the reports made to End Everyday Racism were from students, with a further 10% submitted by staff, and 1% from alumni and non-academic staff respectively.
Asian students have increasingly been the target of racism since the coronavirus pandemic
Overall, 40% of those who experienced racism identified as “Asian”, whilst 28% identified as “Black”. In addition, half of incidents submitted by those who identify as Asian were reported since February 2020.
More than half of all racist incidents have been in Colleges
Over half of all racist incidents reported happened in a college environment (52.8%). A further 16.7% of incidents were said to have taken place in Departments.
Respondents reported a feeling of not belonging in Cambridge as a consequence of the racist incident they experienced.
60 per cent of people who submitted a response said that they felt they did not belong in Cambridge after experiencing racial harassment.