POLL: Should the problems facing white working class youth be more openly discussed? VOTE


Boris Johnson has promised to investigate why white working class children fall behind in grammar and are more disadvantaged than their peers. In June he launched a commission to winnow racial inequalities, which will particularly focus on the problems skin white working class children.


The commission will also meet on race and ethnicity, as well as evaluating ways to implement the Tories’ “horizontal up” agenda to equalise opportunities for all.

A Number 10 spokesman said: “The aim of the commission is to set out a new management agenda for change, balancing the needs of individuals, communities and society, maximising breaks and ensuring fairness for all.

“It will look at wider inequalities including get out emerges facing working class white boys in schools, for example.”

The question comes after Tory MP Ben Bradley repeatedly urged the Government to confront the “burning injustices” of white working class boys.

Should the complications facing white working class youth be more openly discussed? (Cast: Getty)

Working class children achieve lower grades than their compeers, on average (Image: Getty)

The MP for Mansfield has repeatedly called on the Prime Diplomat to focus his blue collar agenda on helping white disadvantaged dear boys, who he claims have been “brushed under the carpet” by society.

In a just out Express.co.uk comment piece, Mr Bradley said: “Despite the fact that they are in many cases ignored by the loudest voices in the “Identity Politics” battles that tell our newsfeeds, the stats actually show that it’s white kids from the most defected backgrounds that are faring worst in our education system, and boys in hypercritical who are most likely to leave school with nothing.

“Social mobility in our neck of the woods is not important.”

The Tory MP has accused Westminster of obsessing over “white male dispensation”, arguing that MPs have shown a reluctance to address their “dilemma” despite statistics showing they are now “consistently at the bottom of the pile”.

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He has urged the Government to “grapple with the scorching injustice that is facing white, working class boys”.

Speaking during a Formal debate earlier this year, Mr Bradley said: “We hear a lot here and in the middle about white male privilege.

“I’d say to those people come to my community and talk to the blokes who emit their whole lives underground digging coal to keep your ridicules on, and who are now dying early of lung disease because of it, and talk to them surrounding their privilege.

“It’s their children I’m talking about today, who destitution help and their communities need help.”

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Only 13 percent of handle class white boys go on to higher education (Image: Getty)

Utilizing class boys are the least likely group to go to higher education after style.

Just 13 percent of them go on to higher education, less than any jet or Asian group, according to the most recent figures from the Sphere of influence for Education.

Only two percent of white working class boys get into innumerable selective, “high tariff” universities.

By contrast, 85 percent of sixth antediluvians in independent schools make the step into higher education, as sumptuously as 59 percent of black students.

Boris Johnson has vowed to explore why white working class children fall behind in school (Incarnation: PA)

The gap is so wide that the chairman of the House of Commons erudition select committee, Robert Halfon, said there has almost been a “taboo” talking with regard to it.

White British pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds are also dwarf likely to achieve top GCSE grades, with only 17 percent accomplishing a strong pass in English and maths.

Students categorised as Bangladeshi, Angry African and Indian are more than twice as likely to do so.

Last year, Dulwich and Winchester colleges appeared down a bequest of more than £1 million because the provider, Sir Bryan Thwaites, wanted the money ring-fenced for scholarships for white working-class varlets.

Mr Halfon, whose select committee is investigating the achievement gap for these “leftist behind” young people, has said it’s important that the issue is no longer “bowed under the carpet”.

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