Updated: Oct 12
YouGov interviewed 1,270 BAME adults, between 10th – 17th June 2020, about issues and experiences racism today and compared to 30 years ago. The findings showed that ‘virtually identical numbers of people believe racism exists in the country today (84%) as believe it existed 30 years ago (86%)’. However, only 47% think racism was present to a great deal compared to 68% previously, which may indicate that the nature of racism has changed.
The findings also showed that 75% of the BAME respondents think it is racist to dislike people who live in the UK and speak other languages in public, compared to just 58% of Britons in general. Some 65% have witnessed someone telling a joke featuring a racial stereotype about their own race, 52% have been on the receiving end of assumptions based on race and 44% have experienced an impact on their career. 76% of Chinese had a racial slur directed at them compared with 64% for all the BAME respondents.
Could this be because, by preferring to keep quiet and not make a fuss, the Chinese community has made itself more vulnerable to racism?
 https://docs.cdn.yougov.com/6pg6w1fadp/YouGov%20Racism%20BAME%20June%202020%202.pdf  https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/articles-reports/2020/06/26/nine-ten-bame-britons-think-racism-exists-same-lev