THE ISSUES

  1. Black men are 17 times more likely to be diagnosed with a psychotic illness when compared to their white counterparts
  2. There are now 41,000 16- to 24-year-olds from black, Asian and minority ethnic [BAME] communities who are long-term unemployed – a 49% rise from 2010
  3. BAME groups are significantly over-represented in the prison system, with approximately 25 per cent of the overall prison population from a BAME community. In 2014, black or Black British people made up 10 per cent of the total prison population, whilst making up just 3 per cent of the UK’s total population.
  4. According to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, there is greater disproportionality in the number of black people in prisons in the UK than in the United States.
  5. Type 2 diabetes affects people of South Asian, African-Caribbean, Chinese or black African descent up to a decade or more earlier than white Europeans
  6. Black people are still far more likely than other ethnic groups to be stopped and searched in almost every part of England and Wales despite concerted efforts to tackle the problem
  7. Despite reductions in recent years, Black Caribbean pupils are still four times as likely to be permanently excluded from school as White British pupils.
  8. In 2014, black people were nearly three times more likely to be arrested than white people. Those from a ‘mixed ethnic group’ were approximately twice more likely to be arrested than white people.
  9. A study in 2011, based on an analysis of over one million court records found that black offenders were 44 per cent more likely than white offenders to be given a prison sentence for driving offences, 38 per cent more likely for public order offences or possession of a weapon and 27 per cent more likely for possession of drugs.
  10. The Race Equality Foundation showed in 2013 that overcrowding is most commonly experienced by Black African and Bangladeshi groups (with just over a third of households living in overcrowded accommodation).
  11. BAME groups are also more likely to experience homelessness.
  12. Minority ethnic groups have historically been more likely to experience unemployment than the white majority. Throughout the UK, BAME communities are less likely than white people to be paid the living wage.