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UK | Black graduates hardly hit by jobs crisis

In a survey of 2,000 black students more than 40 per cent said they anticipated discrimination from employers because of their race, while around 60 per cent did not expect to be in full-time work within six months of graduating.

But the study found that cultural and educational factors were just as important in the lack of achievement. It cited statistics showing that 46 per cent of black students who came from London stayed in the city to study for their degree compared with just 3 per cent of white students who grew up in the capital.

The situation was not so grim for white graduates, more than half of whom were in full-time employment (52 per cent) six months after finishing their studies.

Forty-two per cent of Asian graduates had found a full-time job, according to the figures.

Samuel Kasumu, the founder of Elevation Networks, said part of the problem was that not enough black students were applying to elite universities. “Often parents are reluctant for their children to study away from home or simply do not have the knowledge to push them in the right direction,” he said…

via Fewer jobs and lower pay: Black graduates pay price in jobs crisis as majority fail to find work – UK Politics – UK – The Independent.

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