Race and religion
Petrol bombs and stones were thrown on the streets of Bradford.
This activity encourages students to discuss what caused this to happen.
- What is meant by a race riot
- What caused the disorder in Bradford
- Discuss what could have helped to prevent it
Explain that the term 'race riot' is used to describe disorder that has a racial element. The rioters normally come from one racial group, and the riots happen near where the rioters live.
[A] Do students know what it is like to get more and more annoyed with someone or something, until eventually they lose their temper?
[B] Have they ever lost their temper with their friends or family over a small thing, because that person had been winding them up for a long time?
[C] What would make young people from one racial group angry enough to riot?
[D] Who would the rioters be most likely to attack?
Explain that there are three elements in a race riot:
Tension - a build up of anger due to racism
Trigger - an event that starts the riot
Consequences - the riot and its aftermath