SRtRC and UNISON have teamed up to develop a simple immigration myth buster which breaks down common misconceptions and answers young people’s questions on the issue
In the wake of a suggested rise in self reported racism extrapolated from new data from NatCen’s British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey and the pervasive negative immigration rhetoric currently championed by the media, SRtRC and UNISON will be updating the immigration myth buster to reflect some of the increasing misconceptions about the impact of immigration and its role in fostering prejudice.
A focus of SRtRC’s educational work is to help young people develop the skills to think critically about the information they receive.
Over the last decade news outlets and politicians have contributed to a climate of fear in the way that Muslims, Gypsy, Roma and Travellers, asylum seekers, immigrants and immigration have been discussed. In this period we have also seen a rise in support for far-right parties across Europe and for groups like the English Defence League and lately, Britain First.