Black people in Britain are more than twice as likely to be murdered as white people, and three times as likely to be prosecuted and sentenced, according to a new report published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission which claims that the life chances of young ethnic minority people in the UK have collapsed in the past five years and are now at their worst level for generations. The review examined education, employment, housing, pay, health and criminal justice and found an “alarming picture” of rampant race-based inequality entrenched and rampant within Britain.
David Isaac, chairman of the body, said its report “underlines just how entrenched and far-reaching race inequality remains…If you are black or an ethnic minority in modern Britain, it can often still feel like you're living in a different world, never mind being part of a One Nation society.”
The mortality rate of black African women in the UK is four times higher than white women.
Since 2010 there has been a 49 per cent increase in long-term unemployment among 16- to 24-year-olds from ethnic minority communities, compared with a 2 per cent fall among young white people. It also found that black workers with degrees earn on average 23.1 per cent less than their white counterparts.
Black people who leave school with A-levels can expect to get paid 14.3 per cent less than their white peers.
Pakistani/Bangladeshi and black adults are also far more likely to live in overcrowded homes – 8.3 per cent of white people were reported to live in overcrowded accommodation, compared with 26.8 per cent of black people and 31 per cent of Pakistani and Bangladeshi people.