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date: 21 February 2024

Campaign Against Racial Discrimination. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Black British History
Author(s):
Ron RamdinRon Ramdin

Group set up in 1965 to campaign against racism in Britain. Britain had entered testing phase in the immediate post‐Second World War period: the black population had increased enormously, and was far greater than at any time in the long history of the black presence. By the mid‐1960s it was estimated that 1 million ‘black’ (non‐white) migrants had settled in Britain, comprising three main groups: West Indians, Indians, and Pakistanis. They had come to better themselves and, in the main, they occupied the lower end of the employment hierarchy, largely in semi‐skilled and manual jobs, which worked well for the British economy.... ...

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