United Kingdom race relations: Major report on inequality set to be published

12 October, 2017, 00:57 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • Theresa May addresses the Common

British Prime Minister Theresa May had ordered the review.

Another worrying sign is that white teenagers are much more likely to take up smoking - nearly a tenth of white or mixed-race 15-year-olds smoke regularly while only one in 40 black or Asian teens do.

The audit covers areas including health, education, employment, and crime.

Specifically, white youngsters were four times more likely to smoke than black youths, but Black Caribbean pupils are being permanently excluded from school three times as often as White British pupils.

Figures from the audit collated on a new Ethnicity Facts and Figures website showed that while state-educated white Britons had the lowest rate for going to university, they were also less likely to be unemployed than ethnic minorities and were more likely to own their own home.

Indians were half as likely to be stopped and searched by the police than their Pakistani counterparts, according to the latest figures from 2014, while levels of confidence in the police were among the highest across the board, including among those who identified as white British.

■ Of all applicants shortlisted for NHS jobs in England, white candidates were more likely to be appointed - some 18 per cent of whites shortlisted got the job compared with 11 per cent of ethnic minorities.

One of the areas where white people are apparently doing worse than other races is mental health - one in seven white Brits has been forced to seek mental health treatment, twice as many as other ethnic groups.

However, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport - which carried out the survey - warned that the reliability of the data could be affected by small numbers of respondents from black, mixed and other ethnic backgrounds.

The findings show that the unemployment rate for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people (8 percent) is almost double that of white British adults (4.6 percent).

Facebook and Instagram back online after widespread outage
Websites like Down Detector and Outage Report have had high numbers of users reporting the outages. The social media giants have been faced with worldwide outages since late Wednesday morning.

"High arrest rates among ethnic minorities partly reflect discriminatory police practices", she told The Independent.

■ Households of Bangladeshi, Pakistani, black, mixed and other backgrounds were more likely to receive income-related benefits and tax credits than those in other ethnic groups.

"The reason there are racist disparities is there's this prevalent perception that black people are more criminal".

Asian, black and other ethnic groups were disproportionately likely to be on a low income, with nearly half of households in the bottom 40 per cent nationally before housing costs were taken into account. In many areas the gap is closing and in some areas ethnic groups outperform.

And white people are significantly more likely to struggle with suicidal thoughts, with 21.6 per cent saying they have considered killing themselves compared to just 13.1 per cent of Asians. White British adults were more likely to have suicidal thoughts, however. Its aim is to challenge society to "explain or change" the racial inequalities it unearths.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission meanwhile called for a "comprehensive and coherent race equality strategy" from the Government.

That's not just for government, it's for society as a whole'.

On Tuesday, Mrs May will say the government and institutions must "explain or change" the differences.

Labour's equalities spokeswoman Dawn Butler said that Mrs May had written to then Prime Minister David Cameron in 2010 warning of the risk that austerity would disproportionately hit minorities.


  • Toddler left in Utah corn maze

    Toddler left in Utah corn maze

    The boy was visiting the maze in West Jordan on Monday, Oct. 9, with a large family group, but was left behind. The next morning, a woman called the police at about 7:45 a.m. and said she couldn't find her little boy.
    Spain gives Catalan leader 5 days to clarify independence

    Spain gives Catalan leader 5 days to clarify independence

    The crisis has caused deep uncertainty for businesses in one of the wealthiest regions in the eurozone's fourth-largest economy. On Wednesday, a government source who refused to be named said "all options" were on the table as crisis talks were under way.
    US Army chief: 'No risk-free options' on North Korea

    US Army chief: 'No risk-free options' on North Korea

    More than 1.1 million people serve in North Korea's armed forces, representing approximately 5 percent of its total population. Army's annual meeting in Washington, Mattis warned that he could not say what the future holds for the DPRK.
  • Hurricane Ophelia becomes 10th hurricane of 2017

    Hurricane Ophelia becomes 10th hurricane of 2017

    Ophelia will then run into an approaching deep-layer trough that will make the hurricane accelerate toward the northeast. Forecasters expect Ophelia to continue to slowly move on a northeast track before accelerating toward Europe.
    Trump Nominates Kirstjen Nielsen As Next Homeland Security Secretary

    Trump Nominates Kirstjen Nielsen As Next Homeland Security Secretary

    The White House says President Donald Trump will nominate Kirstjen Nielsen to serve as his next secretary of Homeland Security. The White House confirmed earlier reports by The Washington Post and Politico that Nielsen was next in line for the position.

    Rafael Nadal beats Nick Kyrgios to claim second China Open title

    The reigning US Open champion started the tournament on a patchy note as he was pushed to the limits by Lucas Pouille . She cemented her lead with another break in the seventh game for a 5-2 lead to serve out the set.
  • Turkey, US discuss visa crisis in phone talks: state media

    Erdogan arrived in Belgrade on October 10 on a two-day visit that analysts say is a bid to increase Ankara's clout in the Balkans. Consulate in the southern province of Adana, was arrested in March for alleged links to outlawed Kurdish militants.
    Disney withdraws 'Jack and the Beanstalk' project

    Disney withdraws 'Jack and the Beanstalk' project

    Enormous was originally scheduled to arrive in theaters on November 21, 2018 and was subsequently pushed back to the 2020 slot. With 'Gigantic , ' we've come to that point, and although it's a hard decision, we are ending active development for now.
    Planning Two Ways Out

    Planning Two Ways Out

    Topics range from "stay low and go", don't back into the house or building to retrieve anything, and smoke detectors. October 8-14 is Fire Prevention Week .
  • Barcelona set sights back on Philippe Coutinho

    Barcelona set sights back on Philippe Coutinho

    The latest report from Mundo Deportivo indicates that Couts made a verbal agreement with Liverpool to leave in January. If this is the case [If Barcelona sign players in January] we have to generate income and maybe someone have to leave.
    Anupam Kher appointed new FTII chairman, replaces Gajendra Chauhan

    Anupam Kher appointed new FTII chairman, replaces Gajendra Chauhan

    Anupam had then said the FTII needed a person with much more qualifications than Chauhan had as a producer, director or actor. The National Award victor , who began his acting career with " Saaransh " in 1984, has a vast repertoire of over 500 films.
    Eminem Rips Into Donald Trump With Scathing Freestyle Rap

    Eminem Rips Into Donald Trump With Scathing Freestyle Rap

    The video, which played during Tuesday night's BET Hip Hop Awards , had more than 4 million views on YouTube Wednesday morning. The 44-year-old rapper has previously taken a swipe at Trump in 2016, in nine-minute freestyle titled 'Campaign Speech' .


Time US taught 'new' lessons: Iran Armed Forces
Iran's rial has dropped against the USA dollar in recent days in a sign of concern about Trump's policy. In July 2017, the United Stated imposed new sanctions against the country's ballistic missile program.

Airtel Partners with Karbonn and launches 4G VoLTE smartphone
All smartphones under the " Mera Pehla 4G Smartphone " initiative will be available at leading mobile stores across the country. Airtel will provide total cash benefit to Rs1,500-Rs500 will be given after 18 months and another Rs1,000 after 36 months.

Josh Gordon Says Baylor Football Coach Helped Him Cheat Drug Test
I had the desire to get help, invest myself 100% into whatever was going to help save my life. Gordon went into detail about his time at Baylor and says a coach helped him beat drug tests.

Former Cruiserweight Champion Reportedly Asks For Release
Neville's last appearance on television was during the segment where Kalisto joined the cruiserweight division on Raw last week. Neville has been one of the best things about the cruiserweight division and there's really no need to keep him there.

Giants suspend Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie; Did he have 'altercation' with Ben McAdoo?
Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was missing from practice on Wednesday, but it wasn't because of an injury. If the Giants cut him, he would carry $2 million in dead cap space for 2018, a savings of $6.5 million.

The iPhone X's notch already works
But once the iPhone X manufacturing issues are resolved, the phone's sales will likely to pick up in the first half of 2018. He stated in a note to MacRumors that the 2018 iPad Pro will probably come with a TrueDepth camera and the FaceID feature.

Korean lawmaker says N. Korea hacked war plans
Hackers linked to North Korea reportedly targeted USA electric power companies, according to a leading cybersecurity firm. The South's Yonhap news agency quoted Lee as saying that 235 gigabytes of military documents were taken.

Trump wanted tenfold increase in nuclear weapons, says network
As a businessman and candidate, Trump frequently threatened to sue news organizations over unflattering coverage. We've all grown quite accustomed to Trump's posturing, but that doesn't make his antics any easier to defend.

SNES Classic sells 368000 in four days in Japan
There were 1,049 games released for the handheld, so Nintendo shouldn't have any trouble choosing a couple of dozen. The Game Boy was small enough as it was, thank you.

New Waterproof Kindle Oasis Can Be Underwater For an Hour
That battery is good for 6-weeks of reading and there's now 12 LED illuminators down the side to front light that E Ink panel. The backlight is uniform across the display, and now features automatic brightness so it can react to environmental lighting.