British black youth unemployment is roughly twice that of white youths

With an unemployment rate twice as high as that of white youths, British black youths claim they cannot find jobs despite being qualified. The BBC's Sol Campbell, Former England and Arsenal footballer, has been investigating why.

The unequivocal answer from the young black men he he posed the question to in Toxteth, Liverpool, is that they feel they are being discriminated against.

The recent recession hit  young black people disproportionately hard. The unemployment rate for black young people increased at almost twice the rate for white 16- to 24-year-olds since the start of the 2008 recession. 

The British Office for National Statistics figures show unemployment for young black males doubled in three years, rising from 28.8% in 2008 to 55.9% in the last three months of 2011, twice the rate for young white people.

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