Africans are increasingly coming under rights abuses and constant harassment in many European countries.
They are abused racially and in some instances deported forcefully without being given fair hearing.
A study conducted by EU’s Agency for Fundamental Rights said people of African descent are facing “widespread and entrenched prejudice and exclusion”.
These conclusions were made following an interview with almost 6,000 people of African heritage in 12 European countries.
Interviews were carried out between 2015 and 2016. The results of the findings showed that thirty percent of those interviewed experienced some form of racial harassment in recent years.
In some cases a few of those spoken to “experienced a violent attack” the Being Black in the EU report said.
“Black people in the EU face unacceptable difficulties in simply finding somewhere to live or getting a decent job because of their skin colour” the report said.
- Harassment and violence motivated by racism
- Police stops
- Discrimination and awareness of rights
- Education and employment
- Housing and social inclusion
The reports highlighted how “Racial discrimination” remains problematic in Europe. “Around a quarter of black people experienced racial discrimination at work or when looking for work.
Young black people are especially vulnerable; in some countries, up to 76% are not in work, education or training compared to 8% of the general population,” according to the report.
The study is asking EU Member States to “develop targeted measures to counter such discrimination. This could include diversity audits in workplaces and public sector recruitment drives among black people.”
U live in a European country since u were 21. Had 2 children. Ur wife goes insane and disappears. U report it to the police and what they do is cease ur residence permit which u got due to ur marriage. U become illegal. The state claims ur children. U r 59, they want to deport u.
— NYS (@osarpong) November 17, 2018
Africa Feeds own investigations recently have revealed that Africans in some European countries continue to be deported forcefully.
A source in an African Embassy in Europe said African missions are often unaware of such abuses.