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Black people are often associated with deviance – but I never understood the true impact until I was racially profiled

melitas/Shutterstock Nicole Nyamwiza, Kingston University The horrifying experience of Child Q, a 15-year-old girl who was subjected to a strip search by police officers in her school in Hackney, London, is a harrowing example of how British society associates Blackness with deviant behaviour. The subsequent child safeguarding review into Child Q’s case has concluded that “racism (whether deliberate or not) …

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