Resources for Schools, Colleges and Young People
‘My findings indicate that urban youth culture – including rap – plays a largely positive role in young people’s lives. It provides camaraderie, entertainment and a strong sense of identity.’
Dr Anthony Gunter, Open University
“As groups of young Black boys demonstrate their musical talent in videos, the prosecution know full well that many [jurors] won’t be able to see past the ‘gang’ label.”
Roxy Legane, Kids of Colour
Links to resources and organisations which can support educational activity for young people.
Prosecuting Rap schools teaching guide
The guide, sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, includes information on how the scholar-experts that are featured got into their fields of work as well as pathways into university study in relevant subjects.
Youth and educational organisations
There are many extraordinary youth organisations in the UK engaged with this topic including:
- Kids of Colour– A Manchester based platform for young people of colour to explore race, identity and culture and to challenge the everyday, institutionalised racism that shapes their lives
- Roadworks LDN – An education organisation based in London aiming to reduce social exclusion amongst young people through storytelling workshops and mentoring
- 84 Youth – A South Manchester based youth led organisation that challenges personal and institutional perceptions placed on young people