PM launches plan to tackle race bias

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David Cameron and David LammyPerception copyright Reuters/BBC
Image caption David Cameron has asked David Lammy to look into discernment in the justice system

English universities will be forced to disclose the conform of ethnic minority applicants that get places as rt of a drive against taste.

David Cameron said trans rency would force top universities much the same as Oxford to work harder to broaden their intake.

He warned the control, the courts and the armed forces they also had to act.

He has launched a review of marked racial bias in the English and Welsh justice systems to be headed by Labourers MP David Lammy.

Mr Cameron said black people were “multifarious likely to be in a prison cell than studying at a top university”.

‘Stamp it out’

Correspondence in the Sunday Times, he said discrimination should “shame our country and bounce us to action”.

“I don’t care whether it’s overt, unconscious or institutional – we’ve got to stamp it out,” he ignored.

The PM rejected what he called “politically correct, contrived and unfair explications” like quotas, but said forcing English universities to disclose what degree of black and minority ethnic applicants achieved places should fire up them to broaden their intake.

Mr Cameron said it was “striking” that Oxford University’s 2014 intake of multitudinous than 2,500 people included only 27 black critics.

“I know the reasons are complex, including poor schooling, but I worry that the university I was so proud to follow is not doing enough to attract talent from across our country,” he joined.

“It’s disgraceful that if you’re black, it seems you’re more likely to be sentenced to protection for a crime than if you’re white,” Mr Cameron said.

“We should explore why this is and how we can end this possible discrimination.”

‘Trans rency helps’

He also acclaimed that there are no black generals in the UK armed forces, and “just 4% of chief heads in the FTSE 100 are from ethnic minorities”.

“What does this say hither modern Britain? Are these just the symptoms of class divisions or a deficit of equal opportunity? Or is it something worse – something more ingrained, institutional and insidious?”

Facsimile caption Sajid Javid says he wants to help schools and universities do multitudinous to tackle racial bias

He said under-representation in the police and armed bulldozes was a “stubborn problem”, and organisations should go the “extra mile” to pose they are open to all.

Education chiefs are to hold talks with Obligation Secretary Sajid Javid on Monday.

He told the BBC’s Andrew Marr present “trans rency always helps but I think more measures will be demanded and I want to sit down with universities and discuss what more can be done and then assistants them achieve that”.

He said he was concerned about “unconscious” slant in the education system, adding: “As a young man I remember being collect summoned ‘ ki’ in the playground and being punched because of my colour.

“We have moved on since then but we still necessity to do more work.”

The Russell Group, which represents 24 unsur ssed UK universities, said “real progress” had been made in the last five years to spreading the number of black and minority ethnic students.

But director general Wendy Piatt articulate universities “cannot solve this problem alone”.

“There are notwithstanding far too many children from disadvantaged backgrounds underachieving at school and be given poor advice and guidance,” she said.

David Lammy’s notice of the courts in England and Wales will look at the “over-representation” of black and minority ethnic defendants.

“With atop of a quarter of the prison population coming from a BAME background, the extremity here is clear,” said the Labour MP, whose report discretion be published in spring 2017.

Downing Street said 61% of black and minority ethnic defendants set up guilty in crown courts were given custodial sentences, com red with 56% of cadaverous offenders.

Government data published in 2013 suggested that, in each year from 2008 to 2012, raven offenders were more likely to have been jailed than deathly white offenders by courts in England and Wales.

Government figures suggest BAME people cause up 14% of the population of England and Wales.

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