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David Lammy @DavidLammy
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If we are to come together as a nation, we need to recognise that racial bias is not an issue of the past. This harrowing study shows it pervades Britain today.…
12% of the 1,000 BAME people surveyed heard racist language directed at them in the previous month. 43% had experienced it in the past five years.
43% of ethnic minorities asked had been overlooked for a work promotion in a way that felt unfair in the past five years – just 18% of white people felt the same.
38% of BAME people said they had been wrongly suspected of shoplifting in the last five years, compared with 14% of white people.
25% of BAME people said they had been refused entrance or asked to leave a restaurant, bar or club for no good reason. This compares to just 9% of white people.
Racial prejudice continues to weigh on the lives of black and ethnic minority people in the UK. We share the same hard-won rights, but our experiences are too often shaped by bias. Pretending to be colour blind has not worked. We need to talk about and properly understand race.
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