Race Report: UK A Model For Other White Majority Countries

The UK "should be regarded as a model for other white-majority countries" on race, a review set up by No 10 says.

The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities found social class and family structure had a bigger impact on how people's lives turned out.

It said children from ethnic communities did as well or better than white pupils, but overt racism remained, particularly online.

The Runnymede Trust think tank said it felt "let down" by the report.

The commission was set up after Black Lives Matter anti-racism protests across the country last summer - triggered by the killing of George Floyd in the US.

The main findings were:

- Children from ethnic communities did as well or better than white pupils in compulsory education, with black Caribbean pupils the only group to perform less well

- This success in education has "transformed British society over the last 50 years into one offering far greater opportunities for all"

- The pay gap between all ethnic minorities and the white majority population had shrunk to 2.3% overall and was barely significant for employees under 30

- Diversity has increased in professions such as law and medicine

But some communities continue to be "haunted" by historic racism, which is creating "deep mistrust" and could be a barrier to success



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