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izzy5678 Thu 04-Dec-14 16:27:17

Im black and considering moving my family to hull due to housing shortages in my area.
Just wanted to know if it is common to see black people in hull as I do not want my family to be ostracised.

I was bullied extensively in high school due to the colour of my skin everyday for 5 years. Absolutley ruined me as a person.

I left school 6 years ago and to this day am still suffering the affects of the daily abuse I received all those years ago and would not want that for my children, hence my reason asking this question.

Thanks in advance and please don't take offence anyone x

LarrytheCucumber Thu 04-Dec-14 16:31:47

Quite a lot of Congolese refugees, as Hull City Council accepted a group of them several years ago. Not sure about other ethnic groups.

Themumalwayslate Thu 04-Dec-14 16:31:49

Just googled the wiki page hull is 1.45% black so not that high. It's not multicutural because it's 92% white.

Where do you live now op? What about jobs? I know hull has not got the greatest employment rates.

StormyBrid Thu 04-Dec-14 16:33:11

There are black people, though not many - being at the end of the train line meant we missed out on various waves of immigrants. Plenty of Asian (as in Far East) students, lots of Eastern Europeans, but still very white.

It's also weirdly not racist (by skin colour, at least). We're all so unused to seeing anyone who isn't white that the natural instinct to look is still there and has to be consciously squashed. I've heard of black people locally who are amazed at the lack of racism here compared to other, larger cities. So go for it!

Fudgalisious Thu 04-Dec-14 16:33:30

There is quite a big black population here in hull depending upon the area along with many other ethnic minority groups.

roastparsnip Thu 04-Dec-14 16:33:55

Yes, but not hardly any in my local area confused but we're very friendly.

Where do you currently live?

frignorant Thu 04-Dec-14 16:36:17

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DoraGora Thu 04-Dec-14 16:37:29

I rather suspect that would have been the fault of the school and not the population at large. I went to endless nearly all white schools in various locations and never had a problem.

kathryng90 Thu 04-Dec-14 16:38:44

I live in Hull. In my childs school (700 kids) there are 4 black families I can think of. Around quarter children in each class is of mixed nationality. Loads of different nationalities especially Chinese and Eastern European as well. I live west and there is a large polish community. I am not saying no racist folk here but I have never witnessed or heard anyone at school or out expressing it. Sorry rushed post hope makes sense and helps. Basically don't let it stop you I love it here.

prettywhiteguitar Thu 04-Dec-14 16:43:08

Better employment in york ? Not many black people in hull but as far as I know my friends who are haven't had racist abuse. Maybe one incident but that was more drug related.

I probably wouldn't recommend a move there unless you can find a job first. Not great for employment

izzy5678 Thu 04-Dec-14 16:44:47

Currently living in South London (Croydon) and have been in temporary accommodation for almost 2 years (1 bed flat, 2 toddlers) as we had to leave our old flat due to relationship break up.

izzy5678 Thu 04-Dec-14 16:46:49

It's my only option due to the housing shortages and cannot afford to private rent in London or anywhere remotely close on my wages.

Fooshufflewickbannanapants Thu 04-Dec-14 17:13:08

Sheffield has a very multicultural mix maybr easier to find a job too.
Good luck.

LarrytheCucumber Thu 04-Dec-14 17:28:41

Schools are not great in Hull. Only 46% of students got 5 AtoC's at GCSE including maths and English, which is quite a lot lower than Croydon. Wages are lower, unemployment relatively high. Waiting lists for council properties are long. There might be more private rented accommodation. House prices are lower but are rising.
I have family in Hull and I rather like it, but would advise you to take everything into account especially job opportunities.

StormyBrid Thu 04-Dec-14 17:46:51

If you'll be privately renting, OP, it is cheap as chips here - on benefits you'd get £86 a week and that'd get you a perfectly reasonable two bed house. Lack of jobs is an issue (though plenty of jobs available if you like telesales).

magpieginglebells Thu 04-Dec-14 17:50:51

I was brought up in Holderness (the villages between Hedon and Withernsea just outside of Hull). There were 300 people in my school year (in the 90s) and there was one black girl. She was bullied.

Hatespiders Thu 04-Dec-14 17:54:11

Come to Norfolk! Very few black people, but those who are get the most lovely, friendly reception. No racism here. And the region is beautiful. Good schools too. Employment - depends on the sort you want, but East Anglia is developing fast.

DoraGora Thu 04-Dec-14 18:26:53

Kings Lynn must have changed a bit since I was there last, then. Racism was alive and well there in the 80s. There used to be gang fights in Station Road, too.

Nancy66 Thu 04-Dec-14 18:36:10

sorry, but sniggering at idea of no racism in Norfolk!

mwalimu Thu 04-Dec-14 18:39:35

Fuck NO! Under NO circumstances go to Norfolk. THE mosst racist place I have ever lived in my whole life

grumpyoldgitagain Thu 04-Dec-14 18:45:23

We are just outside hull and there a around 5 or 6 black families I can think of at my DD's primary school

Would think you will be fine in Hull or surrounding areas

Hatespiders Thu 04-Dec-14 18:54:38

What?!! Norfolk racist?!! My black dh has had nothing but delightful and friendly interaction all these years, from everyone he's met here! I'm wondering what parts of Norfolk you others are talking about. We live in the Dereham area in a small village, but we often go into Norwich, Wroxham, Sprowston Sheringham and Fakenham and have never ever met with any unpleasantness. On the Park and Ride, all the drivers know my dh and greet him like an old friend. He's played for his football team all over the place and felt perfectly at home among the other teams in the changing rooms. Also at gyms etc. He works as a school cleaner and all the staff (teachers and ancillary) love him and are his good friends. However can you say Norfolk is racist???? Wow! He'll explode when I tell him this!!!

DoraGora Thu 04-Dec-14 18:57:18

Kings Lynn and most of the NN coast was fine. Norwich was fine too. I only had a problem in Kings Lynn. And, with one boy in a village near Holt. But, I think that was the boy and not the village.

MimsyBorogroves Thu 04-Dec-14 19:00:14

More than there were 15 years ago, but still not a large percentage. Racism isn't a massive problem though.

mwalimu Thu 04-Dec-14 19:00:30

yeah KL area for me too; not just 1 or 2 individuals

you could offer me no amount of money to return there

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