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Tackle prejudice, racism and discrimination

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We will tackle prejudice, racism and discrimination...

Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.22

Our verdict

  • This is a wide-reaching promise to tackle the significant and longstanding social problems of prejudice, racism and discrimination.
  • In July 2020, the government announced the establishment of a Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities to “examine the cause of persistent disparities – considering racism and discrimination”, and the commission has since launched a consultation to help inform its review process.
  • The commission has been criticised as inadequate, and the decision to appoint Dr Tony Sewell as its chair faces a legal challenge, but given that its stated aim is to “set out a new, positive agenda”, this policy is ‘in progress’.

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