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Widespread racism against black people in the EU



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A new study has found that black people living in the European Union are experiencing “widespread and entrenched prejudice and exclusion”.

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights polled 6,000 people of African descent living in 12 EU countries to find out if they had experienced racism at some point in the past five years.

According to the research, Finland has the highest rate of racism in the EU with 63 percent respondents saying they had been racially harassed.

Luxembourg and Ireland were second and third highest with 52 and 51 percent respectively.

Rates of racism were found to be lower in the United Kingdom and Malta who were at the bottom of the ranking.

This article and chart originally appeared on the blog of the data firm Statista, and is republished here with permission.