Campaigners Criticize Government Race Report


The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities said family structure and social class had a bigger impact than race on how people's lives turned out. Campaigners said it laid the blame for inequality on individuals and families.

The commission's 258-page report concluded that the UK is not yet a "post-racial country," but its success in removing race-based disparity in education and, to a lesser extent, the economy, "should be regarded as a model for other white-majority countries."

Labour's shadow women and equalities secretary Marsha de Cordova labeled the report a "divisive polemic" that downplayed institutional racism.

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