From a new report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entr...003ab6d0b38c7?Unemployment rates were ‘significantly higher’ for ethnic minorities.
If you are young and from an ethnic minority, your life chances have got much worse over the past five years and are at the most challenging for generations.
Since 2010, there has been a 49% increase in the number of 16 to 24 year olds across the UK from ethnic minority communities who are long-term unemployed, compared with a fall of 2% if you are white.
Black workers are also more than twice as likely to be in insecure forms of employment such as temporary contracts or working for an agency – which increased by nearly 40% for black and Asian workers, compared with a 16% rise for white workers.
And yet the study proves I was right all along that the UK has a systemic racism problem in regards to hiring practices. I have a white sounding surname, I get interviews. I have the credentials to at least get a job washing plates !! I would do any job. I don't believe I am entitled to a job and I have went to interview workshops. And yet I get turned away for people that I checked are less qualified than me. Again and again. I talk to my white friends, they get their jobs easily. For people to deny that racism is not largely entrenched in this country, they are in denial. Thank God the BBC have rightfully highlighted this in the news and its been all over the media.
Minorities are simply told that they are not good enough or that they believe they are ENTITLED!!!, when really the discrimination is deeply institutionalized.
Fwiw, I don't deny that white poor lads also have a lot of trouble in education for example. But since they have an advantage of being white, they can more easily get themselves out of economic trouble.
...we were on a break