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Closed petition Create a UK Black Citizens Council

Create a UK Black Citizens Advisory Council. Its role will be to be proactive in communicating racism experienced by Black people in the U.K and find solutions to enable the Government to make the lives of UK Black citizens equal to everyone else.

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When our Grand Parents arrived in the UK in the 50s and 60s. They were met with No Blacks, No Irish, No Dogs. Then in the 80s there were the Brixton riots due to social and economic disparity. We are now in the 21st Century and nothing has really changed. Black People are still more likely to be arrested and imprisoned, not placed in senior roles in the work place, prejudice observed in education, purchasing property, university placement, housing, medical needs, entertainment, media and more...

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Ministerial statement on the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities

On Tuesday 20 April, the Minister for Equalities Kemi Badenoch MP gave a statement to the House of Commons on the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities.

The statement follows the Government's publication of the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-report-of-the-commission-on-race-and-ethnic-disparities

Watch the statement here: https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/b586787a-eb7f-409b-b20e-9cb31d21ddd0?in=13:38:40

Read the transcript here: https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2021-04-20/debates/1502466F-D06B-402A-B7C0-03452FFB1DA9/CommissionOnRaceAndEthnicDisparities

Ministerial statements are a way for Ministers to bring an important matter to the attention of the House. Find out more about them here: https://www.parliament.uk/about/how/business/statements/

What is the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities?

The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (CRED) has been set up by the Government to review inequality in the UK, focusing on areas including poverty, education, employment, health and the criminal justice system. The Commission, which is independent of the Government, will look at outcomes for the whole population.

Find out more about the Commission here: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/commission-on-race-and-ethnic-disparities