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Racism still festers in Britain’s workplaces.

No, we won’t hire you because of the colour of your skin.” Such explicit racism was heard in 1960s Birmingham, Alabama – and in 1960s Birmingham, England, too. Fifty years on, an important study has found that people may be less explicit about it, but employers are still refusing to consider people for jobs merely because of their background. It’s not your skills, talent or effort that counts, but your race or ethnicity.

The research, led by Professor Anthony Heath from Nuffield College, Oxford, found that minority ethnic applicants have to send in around 60% more CVs to get a job interview. The findings are in line with many previous studies since 1967. The nature of this research means we can rule out other explanations (say, class or education) for differences in callback rates. It’s not “unconscious bias” when a black or Asian person’s CV is thrown in the bin even when they have the same qualifications as a white person – it’s racial discrimination.

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April 16, 2019

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