Ruqayyah Collector: ‘Racism is the cause of segregation in society’

Ruqayyah CollectorRuqayyah Collector, black students’ officer for the National Union of Students, speaks to Socialist Worker:

“A climate has been created where Muslim students are worried about their safety. I personally know people who are now afraid to travel around, who are only going to their lectures. You hear comments on buses like, ‘You have to speak English here now’, or ‘You’re not allowed to wear those headscarves now’. This is part of a wider shift that has taken place in society.”

Socialist Worker, 4 November 2006