Racism is discrimination and prejudice towards people based on their race or ethnicity. It is widely condemned throughout the world, with 170 states signatories of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by 8 August 2006.
Racial tensions have always existed in the Western context, but they became a threat to stability in the European Union in the last years, reaching peaks of racial bias in countries like Italy, the Czech Republic and other Eastern European nations. In the United Kingdom, the share of respondents saying that they were, at least to some extent, prejudiced when it came to people of other races peaked in 2011 and showed a trend of increase in the last years. In 2016, the majority of Norwegians surveyed expressed concern about growing xenophobia and hostility toward immigrants and refugees.
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In the following 4 chapters, you will quickly find the 19 most important statistics relating to "Racism and prejudice in Europe".