Fears that inquiry into UK race disparities will be a ‘tool for inaction’
Equality groups respond to call for evidence but are sceptical commission will bring change
Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty ImagesThe Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities was set up in response to Black Lives Matter protests.Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty ImagesMon 30 Nov 2020 14.15 GMTLast modified on Mon 30 Nov 2020 14.27 GMTEquality campaigners have said they do not have confidence in the UK government’s Commission on
Raceand Ethnic Disparities to deliver changes needed by black, Asian and other minority ethnic communities.Responding to the commission’s call for evidence, which ends at 11.45pm on Monday, the Coalition of Race Equality organisations (Core) expressed fears that the commission may be a fig leaf for inaction.
In its submission, Core, whose members include Runnymede Trust, Race on the Agenda and Operation Black Vote, states: “In the past, public inquiries and commissions have failed to result in any real systemic change for BME [black and minority ethnic] communities. headtopics.comRead more: The Guardian »
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That the government downplays and ignores the systemic struggles faced by people of colour in this country are evidence not of incompetence but in fact a deliberate function of racial capitalism working as intended. Quite hard to change something that is demonstrably a figment of many people's imaginations.
Strange when the left talk about race when really they only care for black and Islamic nuts If the enquiry is going to be a tool for inaction then I suggest not doing it. Discriminating according to skin colour, and automatically ascribing stereotypical Left wing views to anyone who isn't Ayrian White proves that The Guardian's political philosophy is exactly the same as Apartheid South Africa.
Still waiting for actual evidence of systemic racism other than figures on stop and search, which is fundamentally crime based not race based. Yes, and it isn't a right to loot 90% of news about covid and trump