‘They think I’m a gangster’: the young black men caught in joblessness
A Hackney youth project aims to help overqualified, underemployed young people find their place
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 Service (HCVS), young men searching for a job are remixing their names.
Oluwatosin Adegoke, 23, who graduated this year from Bristol University, was an early adopter of this strategy. He’s been called Peter, the last of his four middle names, since he was a child.