Sunday, 22 October, 2017

Government pledges to tackle ethnic inequalities in schools

Great divide between White Britons & ethnic minorities laid bare in nationwide audit UK must stamp out racial discrimination, says Theresa May
Howard Terry | 11 October, 2017, 00:26

Overall, the audit highlights race disparities across the UK's schools, courts and workplaces with black and ethnic minority people from Pakistani and Bangladeshi backgrounds reflecting many disadvantages compared to the national average.

But critics of the Prime Minister have accused her of using the data for "political point scoring".

A "world-leading" investigation into racial inequality in the United Kingdom has revealed sweeping disparities between ethnic minorities and white Britons.

■ White pupils from state schools had the lowest university entry rate of any ethnic group in 2016.

The figures on hourly earnings show that past year, the average white worker made £13.75 with black Britons earning £11.88 and workers of Pakistani or Bangladeshi origin on £11.42.

The figures reflect that unemployment for black and minority ethnic people is at almost double that of white Britons and massive disparities exist in terms of home ownership across the country.

Attempting to relaunch that agenda, she published the findings of a "Race Disparity Audit" which pulled together existing data from across sectors such as health, education, employment and the criminal justice system and analyzed it to discover how ethnicity affects people's lives.

"Pupils from Chinese and Indian backgrounds showed high attainment and progress throughout their school careers and high rates of entry to university Indian pupils were much more likely to meet expected standards and make progress than Pakistani pupils", it adds.

"What it does is it allows us to analyse it and either then explain it and come up with some sort of perfectly reasonable, rational explanation, or to change it because it's the kind of injustice we don't want in our society", he said.

Another worrying sign is that white teenagers are much more likely to take up smoking - nearly a tenth of white or mixed-race 15-year-olds smoke regularly while only one in 40 black or Asian teens do. White British adults were more likely to have suicidal thoughts, however.

May is expected to say: "People who have lived with discrimination don't need a Government audit to make them aware of the scale of the challenge".

Meeting campaigners at 10 Downing Street, Mrs May admitted the findings were "uncomfortable" and said there would be "nowhere to hide" for public bodies which fail to respond.

Theresa May has said that the new website will become an "essential resource in the battle to defeat ethnic injustice" in all areas of society.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has urged society to "explain or change" disparities in how people from different ethnic and racial backgrounds are treated.

She will say "these issues are now out in the open" and that the collection of data provides "definitive evidence" of the challenges the United Kingdom still faces to "build a country that works for everyone".

"Britain has come a long way in my lifetime in spreading equality and opportunity".

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