A report from the British government caused stupidity in Britain: Boris Johnson’s administration claimed that, at the institutional level, the country is not racist. He goes further and considers that the United Kingdom should be taken as a model among other countries, which have a majority of the white population.
This is a 264-page report of the Independent Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities created by Premier Johnson in protest against Black Lives Matters during 2020, and is composed of representatives of various ethnic groups.
While the study acknowledges that Britain is not an “anti-racial country” right now, its success in ending racial inequality in education “should be seen as a model for other countries with a predominantly white population.”
The same report also made recommendations, including gradual implementation of extended school days, starting in disadvantaged areas, to help students catch lost learning during the epidemic.
Among suggestions made today, is removing the abbreviation BAME, which is used to name people of African descent, Asians and ethnic minorities. It is argued that it should no longer be used because differences between groups are only as important as they have in common.
According to Commission Chairman Tony Seawell, there is no evidence of “institutional racism” in the UK, although he argued that “prejudice” is prejudice. Speaking to the BBC’s Today Radio 4 program, Seawell said that while there was circumstantial evidence of racism, he denied that it was structural.
British history contradicts the wishes of the report itself. English colonialism in Africa, for example, was due to the dominating states such as South Africa and Rhodesia, present-day Zimbabwe. And people born in those countries have been colonized by the English, who have been considered as second class citizens in India and Pakistan.
“Sewell said,” No one denies or says that racism does not exist. We have found circumstantial evidence of this. But … evidence of actual institutional racism. No, we have not found it. “
In his view, the term “institutional racism” was applied “sometimes unfairly” as a “wild card” for micro-attacks or acts of racial abuse.
However, activists from various organizations were disappointed and concerned with the denial of institutional racism in Britain.
Halima Begum, who heads the RunMade Trust, an independent think tank on racial equality, was “deeply disappointed.” “Say that young black mothers who are four times more likely to die in childbirth than their young white neighbors say that 60 percent of NHS (public health service) doctors and nurses died of coronovirus and were black . They belonged to ethnic minorities. You cannot tell them that, because they are dead, “he told Sky News television.
In his opinion, the United Kingdom is institutionally still racist and also believed that “it is a deep concern” that a commission created by the government denies racism.
In the same vein, Labor MP David Lamy called the government’s report an “insult” and accused Johnson of ignoring the wishes of the British, who are “dying to turn the page on racism.”
“Boris Johnson slaps his face just as he is wasting his time, calling his face idealistic.” He has disappointed an entire generation of young black and white British people.