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Baltimore Riots: Shock video shows 'everyday racism; Black people still have to endure

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This video shows the racism that black people have to endure 'everyday' in America, civil rights campaigners claim.

It is part of an online campaign calling for the end of racial intolerance in the US, with those behind the drive saying black people are still treated differently to white people.

The Racism is Real campaign has been set up by Brave New Films and uses a number of social studies to say that racial exclusions are still in force.

It follows the Baltimore Uprising which saw riots erupt following the death of black man Freddie Gray, who was injured in police custody.

As part of the campaign people are being asked to sign a pledge which states: "I acknowledge that racism is an everyday reality, that white privilege exists, and that it is my duty to make the United States a more just and equitable place in my lifetime!"

The three minute film was uploaded to YouTube yesterday and has so far attracted more than 130,000 hits.

The film states that people are half as likely to be invited for a job interview if they have a black sounding name.

It claims black people are likely to pay $700 more for a car and will be shown around nearly 18 per cent of homes on the market when looking to buy a house.

A number of other studies are also used in the film to say that black and white people use marijuana at similar rates, but black people are four times more likely to be arrested and six times more likely to go to prison.

Political parties did not respond to questions from people with black sounding names, the film claims.

It concludes with the question "if this isn't racism, what is?"

A state of emergency was declared in Baltimore, on the coast of America, following the death of Freddie Gray, 25.

Hundreds of rioters looted stores, set buildings on fire and injured at least 15 police officers on Monday. The violence, which had followed a week of peaceful protest, broke out following Mr Gray's funeral.

His family had issued an appeal to rioters to end the violence and not 'tear up the city'.