Young black men change their names to increase chances of being hired

More than a quarter of black people in the UK aged between 16-24 are unemployed, figures show

In youth centres in cities across the UK, young people are going into the studio and remixing music. But at the Moving on Up project at Hackney council for voluntary services, young men searching for a job are remixing their names.

Oluwatosin Adegoke, 23, who graduated this year from the University of Bristol, was an early adopter of this strategy. He’s been called Peter, the last of his four middle names, since he was a child.

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