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. The second report provides an in-depth analysis of 40 racist incidents taking place between Aug 2021 and Oct 2023.
More than three-quarters of target witnesses stated that the incident made or might have made it difficult for them to perform well in their work or studies.
More than two-thirds of target witnesses felt that their job or study or could be at risk as a result of the racist incident witnessed.
Almost three in four respondents feared that the racist incident will happen again.
Two-thirds of witnesses felt like they do not belong at the University of Cambridge following the incident, and more than half felt detachment from the University.
Many witnesses stated that their gender identity shaped their experience of negative racialisation, as well as nationality and/or ethnicity and other intersecting characteristics.
Racism against Asian people continues to be one of the highest reported categories, alongside that against mixed race people. We expect this in part is because the impact of the pandemic on the negative racialisation of East Asian people continues.