I currently live in London and from what i know it is the most diverse place in England. However i've lived here my whole life and i don't really want to stay for university. I'll be applying to university in September and i've currently been looking at places such as Leicester, Manchester, Bristol and Southampton. All major cities as i don't want a drastic change but all not as multicultural as London. I know racism exists everywhere i've experienced quite a bit in London (although all from other ethnic minorities which is surprising) but as these places are less diverse i'm a bit worried there will be more than i can handle especially as i'll living with strangers in the halls. I just read a thread where another black girl described having a horrible time due to racism received from house mates and i guess it worried me. I love the idea of living in halls currently and i can be a VERY social person. I wouldn't say i was shy at all. I think i'm just worried that my house mates won't love the idea of living with me? Any advice on how i can avoid an uncomfortable situation like that or how likely this is to happen.
Yeah, there's people wearing BNP and KKK badges absolutely everywhere.
Racism is always a problem among the white middle classes in that they try to deny it exists.
Racism can occur anywhere you go.
Uni students aren't racist, do you mean members of the public in the town at which your uni is located in?
No more than anywhere else, I shouldn't think.
I go to Southampton and around 50% of students are international so I can't see it being a massive problem.