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Journalism student’s film exposes racism in city where he studies

Luther OdameA journalism student has produced a documentary to share his own experiences of racism while at university as well as other people’s.

Luther Odame, a third-year student at the University of Lincoln, has interviewing young black people about their experiences of racism in the city.

Cheltenham native Luther, pictured, decided to make the documentary after experiencing racism during his studies.

The 20-year-old’s video features interviews eith students at the university and others who have lived in Lincoln for most of their lives, as well as Lincoln’s Conservative MP Karl McCartney.

Speaking to student publication the Lincoln Tab, Luther said: “In my 18 years in Cheltenham I didn’t experience as much racism as I have in the three years I have been in Lincoln. It made me curious.

“Some people are going through the things I am going through, why do they think they are going through them, what is being done to sort it?”

Luther went on to recall his own experiences of racism in Lincoln.

He added: “There are instances where I am genuinely like wow, I’m going through this, I need to get home right now as I am fearing for my safety.

“Some instances are just like there is no need. I am going through my day to day life walking through the streets, why do you need to shout things at me?”