“People of African descent regularly feel discriminated against in many areas of life, whether on the basis of skin colour, ethnic origin or religion. Very few report discrimination they experience to any organisation, despite knowing of equality bodies and antidiscrimination law.”
An over-whelming majority of racist incidents are never reported.
“A majority (64 %) of victims of racist violence did not report the most recent incident to the police or any organisation or service.”
“There are substantial differences between men and women”: 50 % of women victims of racist violence “reported the most recent incident to the police or another organisation”, compared to only one in four men (23 %).
Being Black in the EU – Second European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey
Data from the 2016 survey “Being Black in the EU – Second European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey” (EU-MIDIS II) by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency’s (FRA).
“This report highlights how racial discrimination, racist crime, racial profiling and social exclusion specifically affect people of African descent”. (FRA, 2018)
Key findings of the survey:
1- Racist harassment and violence are common occurrences
2- Police stops are often experienced as racial profiling
3- Racial discrimination is a reality in all areas of life
4- Labour market participation – not a level playing field
5- Skin colour affects access to adequate housing