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Study involving Newcastle University looks to discover the truth about prejudice

Experts from Newcastle University, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh University and St Andrews University questioned almost 400 young people aged 12-25 to explore their views about prejudice, with results of the three-year project previewed at a conference in Glasgow.

The event, organised by Amina, the Muslim Women’s Resource Centre (MWRC), is the first of its kind and speakers included former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg, as well as representatives from Police Scotland and mental health services.

The report is thought to be one of the biggest qualitative studies ever undertaken in Scotland about race, ethnicity and religion. It is hoped that the individual testimonies gathered in this project will inform future policy to create a more equal society and improve community cohesion.

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published on: 9 October 2015