We need to be eternally vigilant in the fight against racism
eternally vigilant in the fight against racism
The evidence of the Guardian survey on continuing discrimination (Racism in Britain: the stark truth uncovered, 3 December) is sobering but not surprising.
It is disappointing that, 25 years on, the same pattern of disadvantage, which was exposed by systematic research by the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) and other bodies, continues to challenge any complacency that racism is a thing of the past.
Of course there has been encouraging progress from those days when I was rebuked by sections of the press for describing Britain as a multiracial society and the sneer of “political correctness” was first heard.
We now have a black member of our royal family and both a home secretary and his shadow and a mayor of London from minority ethnic communities. Many of our national sporting teams are truly diverse and more successful for that.