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The Asian Youth Movements – An Introduction
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In the mid 1970s, a new generation of South Asian youth were growing up in Britain. They emerged less prepared to tolerate the racism in British society, which their parents had had to suffer. This period saw increased unemployment with the decline of industries including the textile industries in the North, which had been a focus point of migration.

This period also saw heightened fascist and racist activity, increasing police violence, the institutionalisation of racism through discriminatory immigration laws and the ‘bussing’ of Asian children to schools outside of their communities.

News of the World April 1976