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How racist is Britain?

The three charts that show the difficulties minorities face in Britain

A Black Lives Matter protest at Parliament Square in Westminster, on June 21st 2020 Photo: Ollie Millington / Rmv/Zuma Press/PA Images

With race top of the agenda, how much disadvantage do minorities in Britain actually face? For some ethnicities, the data is encouraging: British Indians now achieve on average better exam results and hourly pay than white Britons. But the picture is very different for others, especially Bangladeshis and—pertinently just now—black people.

The first chart illustrates some of the raised risks they face: school exclusion, unemployment and—to…

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