Tamil Diplomat

Ethnic minorities face ‘entrenched’ racial inequality – watchdog

Black and ethnic minority people in Britain still face “entrenched” race inequality in many areas, including education and health, a watchdog warns.

A review by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which also looked at employment, housing, pay, and criminal justice, found an “alarming picture”.

Black graduates earn on average 23.1% less than white ones, and more ethnic minorities are unemployed, it found.

The government said it was committed to “delivering real social reform”. David Isaac, the commission’s chairman, said the report “underlines just how entrenched and far-reaching race inequality remains”.(BBC,2016)