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Racism has been falling in Britain not rising. Every major 'gold standard' survey shows that levels of racial prejudice have been in decline since the 1980s. On the whole, this is a tolerant, welcoming and remarkably peaceful country #HasBritainChanged
Support for relationships between different ethnic/racial groups has rocketed since the 1980s #HasBritainChanged
Typically, over 90% of Brits have 'no issue' with relationships/marriages between members of different groups. In 1980s more than half did #HasBritainChanged
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NEW Number Cruncher polling for the @ITV's "Stephen Lawrence: Has Britain Changed?" looks at experiences of, and attitudes towards racism in Britain, based on interviews this month with more than 3,000 UK adults.

Tune in to ITV at 8pm for the results
Here's a thread from @AnushkaAsthana, which previews some of the poll's findings #HasBritainChanged
Methodology note: We interviewed 3,065 adult (18+) UK residents online between 3rd and 12th July 2020. The sample included 1,563 white respondents and 1,502 ethnic minority respondents, of which 405 were black #HasBritainChanged
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At 8pm, I’m debating race on @ITV. Here’s what I’ll say.

I believe in equality of opportunity. It’s the reason behind London’s success.

Equality isn’t about defunding police or ending capitalism. It’s about unlocking the potential of every Londoner, black and white.
The more chances we all have, the better our city becomes.

Opportunity is the route out of poverty, the route out of crime.

I know this. I was a youth worker for 20 years. When you give people opportunity, they thrive. Because at the end of the day, we all want the same things.
When Stephen Lawrence was murdered, Britain was a different place.

To people of colour, Stephen’s murder was upsetting and scary. But it wasn’t shocking.

Racism was more acceptable back then. Racist violence was all too common.

What that shocked us was the police response.
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Tonight I’m presenting the findings of a fascinating poll from @MattSingh_ on a special ITV programme presented by @ragehomaar Stephen Lawrence- Has Britain changed. Here are some of the stats exclusive in Guardian 👇…
Depressing top lines that show, as you might expect, most people think there is a fair amount or great deal of racism - but also that more people think things have stayed the same or got worse than improved. And this is more pronounced for BAME respondents. But... 1/
As @sundersays told me -people are quite reluctant to point to progress for good reasons. The type overt racism from 80s/90s may have changed, he says, but people want politicians to focus on everyday experience of racism in 2020 & believe there remains urgency to address that 2/
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