General Article How racist is Britain today? What the evidence tells us

Topic Selected: Racism Book Volume: 376

Anthony Heath, University of Oxford and Lindsay Richards, University of Oxford

When seeking to get a picture of the inequality and social injustice faced by black and minority ethnic groups in the UK, a good place to start is the government’s own figures).

It’s starkly evident that major ethnic and racial inequalities persist in employment, housing and the justice system. Black and Muslim minorities have twice the unemployment rate of their white British peers and are twice as likely to live in overcrowded housing. They are also much more likely to be s

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