A national survey has been launched as part of a wider research project investigating the “evolution of Black British identities. ”The Black British Voices Project is a partnership between The Voice Newspaper, the University of Cambridge’s Sociology Department and black-led consultancy I-Cubed.
The project aims to give Black people in the UK an opportunity to “define themselves in an autonomous way” for the very first time.
The Black British Voices Project aims to create a nuanced and comprehensive account of the experience of being Black in Britain. It will combine a public national survey with in-depth interviews of leading Black British commentators. This includes politicians, celebrities, writers, journalists and businesspeople.
The project aims to build understanding, drive change, increase prosperity, improve policy, overcome obstacles and maximise participation in key institutions and professions.
According to DR Shola Mos-Shogbamimu,
author of 'This Is Why I Resist: Don’t Define My Black Identity' (2021) says, "The Black British Voices Project is an opportunity to share experiences in a way that unites our voices. A united voice is a powerful voice, and a powerful voice has the impact to break down walls of oppression and silence."
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