The UK “should be regarded as a model for other white-majority countries” although it cannot be considered “a post racial society”, a government-ordered review has found.
The independent Commission on Race and Ethnic Minorities – which was appointed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson following last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests – will on Wednesday publish a 264-page report on inequality in Britain.
Longer school days, a move away from unconscious bias training and the ditching of the BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) acronym are among the key recommendations of the report.
And one of its major conclusions is that issues around race and racism are becoming less important and, in some cases, are not a significant factor in explaining disparities.
It found that children from many ethnic communities do at least as well or substantially better than white pupils in education.