In Butetown, which is one of the most racially diversified communities in UK, young people find it quite difficult to find a job. What is the reason for this? And what has been done there to help?
“Young people are discriminated against when applying for jobs”, said Nirushan Sudarsan, the runs the Butetown Matters blog. “Drugs, knives, and violence seem to be the tags of Butetown.”
According to Mr Sudarsan, many employers don’t hire people from Butetown because employers always assume that people from the area can cause some unpredictable troubles.
Employers’ unconscious bias upsets the young people in Butetown when they are applying for jobs. An on-going campaign called Citizens Community Wales is trying to encouraging young people to regain confidence in applying for jobs.
Mr Sudarsan says employers need to pay workers the living wage and do uncouncious bias training.