'There'll always be some kind of racism in society', says Muslim editor

'There'll always be some kind of racism in society', says editor

Ahmed Versi, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about how one in four Brits admit they are still a bit prejudiced

Friday, September 29, 2017

A leading editor has said elements of racism will always stay in society.

A report by NatCen and Runnymede Trust think tank found one in four people admitted they were a little or more prejudiced against people of other races.

Despite this, the overall research by the report suggest prejudice in Britain has been falling in recent years.

Ahmed Versi, editor and publisher of Muslim News, said elements of racism will never disappear from society, but there were ways to lesson it.

He said: "There will always be some kind of racism in society.

"But I think the more we integrate, the more we come to know the other, the less prejudice and racism there would be.

"That’s why it’s very important to have schools where all the communities are mixed in the schools.

"We have in London, you might find less prejudice in London."

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