Wed 31 Mar, 2021

A new report from the The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities which claims the UK is not institutionally racist has been branded a 'disgrace' by the Scottish Greens.

Responding to the report, Scottish Greens external affairs spokesperson Ross Greer said:

“This report is simply disgraceful. It denies the reality of British history and the very real lived experience of institutional racism felt by people of colour in this country today. Any report which ignores the fact that children from BAME backgrounds are far more likely to be excluded from school and far more likely to be stopped and searched by the police has no credibility at all. That the report even tries to put a positive spin on slavery, implying it was like some kind of enriching cultural exchange, is just disgusting.

“From the murder of Stephen Lawrence to the needless loss of life at Grenfell Tower, to the wrongful deportation of members of the Windrush generation, the UK undeniably has racism in its bones. The authors of this report should hang their heads in shame for providing cover to an unquestionably racist government."

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