202MC – HillFields (Race & Migration)

IMG_9390 Hillfields has a high population of immigrants compared to any other part of Coventry. As you can see in the above picture, that is Hill Fields highstreet which is mainly populated with Fried Chicken Shops, Kebab Shops & Pizza shops all owned by Asian families. Nearly all of the shops on the hughstreet are owned by people of foreign background. I have noticed that in most areas around the country, there are places like Hill Fields where all the immigrants and people of colour are packed into. I have come to realise that the Neo-Liberal system is designed to keep a certain order and gap between rich and poor. Where there are poorer areas, you often notice how densely populated it is and how it differs to lets say a place like Earlsdon. Earlsdon is an area for the more middle to upper class families that reside in the Coventry/ Warwickshire County. It boasts large detached houses and in a single road you’ll most likely be able to count several new models of fancy cars and just not so old fancy cars.

Now compare that image to these:


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In recent years, there been increase in the migration of people of colour in the Hill Fields area, particularly Somalis. These migrations and increase in population has seen Hill Fields turn into a one of the worst places in Cov fuelled with gang violence from the oppressed black youths. Furthermore, famous black Coventrians who have lived in Hillfields include Neville Staple of who has written about the dance scene and casual street violence that were a hallmark of life in that area.

Below is a music video shot in Hill Fields. It present to us the normal/ standard lives of the youths in that area. It brings awareness to the things that the youths are getting involved in and how its caused by lack of Jobs and apprenticeships to take the youths of the roads.

Neo-liberalism does nothing to support the 1%, the economy is bust and the poorer people are suffering from it.