So there! And the usual suspects are furious:
A spokesperson for Black Lives Matter UK said that while the report focused on education, “it fails to explore disproportionality in school exclusion, eurocentrism and censorship in the curriculum, or the ongoing attainment gap in higher education.
“We are also disappointed to learn that the report overlooks disproportionality in the criminal justice system – particularly as police racism served as the catalyst for last summer’s protests,” the spokesperson said. “Black people in England and Wales are nine times more likely to be imprisoned than their white peers, and yet, four years on, the recommendations from the Lammy review are yet to be implemented.”Well, maybe - just maybe - there are other reasons for that than the police and prosecutors all being Grand Dragons in the Ku Klux Klan, eh?
The report does note that some communities are still very affected by historical cases of racism, creating “deep mistrust” in the system, adding: “Both the reality and the perception of unfairness matter.”
Let them think what they like. That doesn't make it true. If they wish to concentrate on things done hundreds of years ago, before even they or their parents were born, that's up to them.
Sewell said, in a quote released with the report summary: “Creating a successful multi-ethnic society is hard, and racial disparities exist wherever such a society is being forged. The commission believes that if these recommendations are implemented, it will give a further burst of momentum to the story of our country’s progress to a successful multi-ethnic and multicultural community – a beacon to the rest of Europe and the world.”
That beacon seems to have no problem in luring in more and more people of ethnic origin to this country, does it?