A British government statement was actually supposed to advise people about racism. According to Boris Johnson, the results of the commission setback.
LONDON – A report on structural racism has caused a stir in the UK. The report found no structural racism in British society. Criticisms rained down on this decision, which eventually culminated in the resignation of Johnson’s top black adviser, Samuel Kasumu.
The study was written by the Commission on Racial Discrimination (CRED), which was launched last year only as part of the Black Lives Matter movement. Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed the inquiry. First, according to Johnson, this article was originally intended to help educate politicians about the “real nature of the barriers and discrimination that minorities undoubtedly perceive.” “There are very serious issues in our society related to racism and we need to take care of them,” he added.
The UK report found no structural racism in the UK
The report explains that while there is prejudice in the country, the UK is not “institutionally racist”. Great Britain can be seen as “a model for other white majority countries”. Finally, 24 recommendations are made, including advice on building trust between the police and minorities.
It is emphasized that despite racism and injustice among ethnic groups, social, geographical, religious and cultural aspects have a greater influence on perspectives on life. In the foreword to the report, the chairman of the committee, Dr. It is true that some sections of Tony Sewell’s population are being hunted down by “historical racism” and “reluctant to acknowledge that the UK has become more open and fair.”
Nevertheless, discrimination and social evils are raised. Inferior jobs and lower wages for minorities such as diabetes and maternal mortality rates are being raised among the black population in the UK. At the same time, many minorities need to be fundamentally healthier than the white majority.
“Pessimistic descriptions of minorities” in Great Britain
According to “Taz.de”, naming racism as a cause of grievances is avoided. On the contrary, there is often only talk of “evil.” For example, Covit quoted “Doss” as referring to 19 deaths among ethnic minorities. According to the report, the deaths are not seen in relation to people’s background, but as caregivers, as they are often exposed to the corona. It is not mentioned why minorities often work in these areas.
According to the report, there is a “pessimistic story” about minorities in Britain. Always emphasizing the privileges of the white people has little to do with understanding the circumstances of Great Britain. The unique culture of people of African-Caribbean background should be celebrated instead of always referring to the “profit and misery” of slavery.
Boris Johnson takes a similar position. In the summer of 2020, after the statue of a slave trader fell, he said: “It is time we stopped being ashamed of our history, our traditions and our culture.”
Reports of racism in Great Britain provoke criticism
Criticism of the CRED report was loud across the country. Anti-racism activists expressed themselves with suspicion and anger. The Commission has been accused of ignoring the factors that create inequality. Labor equality spokeswoman Marsha de Cordova accused the statement of glorifying slavery. The politician said on Twitter that the commission was “deliberately trying to divide us”. The figures were particularly selective. Report “Arguments that are politically motivating to divide and destabilize us”. He suggests that there is no such thing as “institutional racism” despite “evidence to the contrary”.
A day after the report was released, Samuel Kasumu, a special adviser to civil society, resigned. Kasumu will remain in office until May before he leaves. It was only in February that Kasumu wanted to resign, but was later persuaded to stay by another member of government. At the time, he complained there were “unbearable” tensions within Downing Street. Johnson’s Conservative Party pursues “divided policies.”
Officially, the resignation has nothing to do with the highly controversial paper, a government spokesman insisted. However, according to de Cordova, the exit volume speaks for itself. (Sebastian Richter)