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Human rights watchdog calls for urgent action on Britain’s 'deep-rooted' inequality

18 August 2016
Human rights watchdog calls for urgent action on Britain’s 'deep-rooted' inequality

Britain can expect widening social divisions and increased racial tensions unless the government takes urgent action to tackle deep-rooted inequalities, the new chair of the UK’s equalities watchdog has warned.

David Isaac, the chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said that for many ethnic minority groups — especially young black people — life had got worse in a number of areas over the past five years.

wide-ranging review by the commission of racial equality in a number of areas, including education, jobs, pay and health, revealed a worrying combination of post-Brexit hate crime and entrenched long-term systemic unfairness, he said.

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