Woman to Woman: Jean Bernard Black Parents Campaigner


Jamaican Jean Barnard, now a social worker, up against ‘institutional racism’.

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Year Produced: 1983
Running time: 30 minutes
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When Jean Bernard arrived in England from Jamaica she was shocked by the unwelcoming and alien climate; the appalling housing conditions she faced and the dirty, low-paid jobs which were the only ones on offer. Now she is a qualified social worker – but when it came to protecting her children from police harassment and trying to secure for them educational opportunities, she came up against what she calls ‘institutional racism’ – a whole system geared against them.

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