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Bias Against Immigrants to Ireland

The Irish Times reports that more than half of all sub-Saharan Africans to Ireland have experienced discrimination.  The Times is working from the EU-MIDIS survey, available here. The survey team interviewed 23,500 people from ethnic minority and immigrant groups in the EU about their experiences of discrimination.

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  1. December 17, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    The report also includes some shocking findings about apparent ethnic profiling by the Gardaí:

    “Experiences of police stops,perceptions of ethnic profiling,and trust in the police: Looking at a breakdown of the results according to specific groups in Member States: very high rates were recorded for Sub-Saharan Africans in
    Ireland (59%) and Roma in Greece (56%).” (p. 17)
    AND:
    12-month rates for police stops (e.g. the proportion of those who were stopped by the police at least once in the 12 months preceding the interview) were highest
    among Sub-Saharan Africans in Ireland (59% of them were stopped by the police in the above mentioned timeframe – which is almost twice as high as the same result among the CEE group interviewed in that country: 29%). (from page 76)

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