“Britain is not close to being a racially just society”.
That is the damning conclusion of a new report that claims to be the most comprehensive review of racial inequality here in decades.
A team of researchers from across the UK surveyed more than 14-thousand people from across 21 ethnic groups, and found 35% of respondents from minority backgrounds had experienced some form of racist assault – either physical or verbal.
That was far higher for those from groups including Jewish and some Black backgrounds and higher still for Traveller people – 62% of whom were found to have been racially assaulted.
29% of people from ethnic minority backgrounds reported racial discrimination in both education and employment.
We speak to Jason Arday, who’s a Professor of Sociology of Education at the University of Cambridge.