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Nishy Lall on how we're giving young people a voice

20/10/2021

The pandemic exposed our country's growing digital divide, not just in terms of access to the right devices and connections, but the gap in digital skills between young people from different backgrounds. This divide will likely affect the career prospects of a whole generation of young people through no fault of their own.

Separately, we have seen young people stand up for a more equal and inclusive society, and a willingness to call out racism and discrimination in all forms. The scale of the problem is clear. The latest figures show from 2014-2020 the number of homophobic hate crimes across the UK almost trebled. In the same time period, transphobic hate crimes quadrupled. This summer we witnessed the horrific racial abuse levelled at three of England's most prominent young black footballers on social media after the loss in the 2020 Euros final. It showed that we still have a long way to go in the fight against racism.
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