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Black lives briefing

June 10th 2020

Recent events in the USA and protests around the world are highlighting the racism that infects our society and damages the lives of people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups.

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Our latest State of Wales briefing has been prepared to inform debate about combating racism in Wales. It brings together selected statistics on key outcomes in people’s lives, mainly using government sources, and is not a comprehensive review of evidence.

Key findings:

  • Wales has a smaller proportion of people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups than elsewhere in the UK, with nearly half being born in the UK. In some parts of Wales fewer than 3 in 100 people is from minority ethnic group.
  • Outcomes for people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups are generally worse than those for people from White groups, with the exception of health.
  • There are striking differences between ethnic groups in the labour market and education, with people from Indian or Asian groups often having better outcomes than people from White groups.
  • People from Black groups are less likely to be in employment, have lower earnings, lower levels of educational attainment and a much higher risk of being stopped and searched or arrested than others.
  • Racism is an everyday but largely undocumented experience for many Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups.

The full briefing is available in the supporters’ area for our generous supporters and subscribers.


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