Racism at the workplace is still prevalent in the UK despite of Race Discrimination Act in place. It even continued to increase during the coronavirus pandemic. Below are some recent statistics that witnesses racism at work.
The Black-British unemployment rate for black people in the UK between the 16-24 years old is 41.6%, where as the White-British unemployment rate for white people in the UK between the 16-24 years old is only 12%
Black employees hold just 1.5 percent of top management roles in the UK private sector, research has found; a figure that has increased just 0.1 percentage points since 2014.
Unemployment rate has risen by 50% for young BAME workers during the pandemic, whereas for the white workers in the same age group, a rise of 22%.
Only 9% of BAME IT specialists were directors and 32% of BAME workers described themselves as a manager or supervisor compared with 43% of white workers
Drop in employment of BAME workers in year to September 2020 was 26 times higher than for white workers