There is now no overall ‘white privilege’ in health or education or overall ‘BAME disadvantage’. These categories are outdated and unhelpful.
“But I must also say that we are in a time of national trial…we can’t now let the virus get out of control.”
But these demonstrations, which cannot uphold social distancing, will have a catastrophic impact on our collective fight against the virus.
They are the country’s third biggest ethnic minority, and make an outsized and positive contribution to our economy and society.
Lots of people want to know what the next Prime Minister will do for the country on everything other than Brexit.
Postmodernism strips the likes of Shamima Begum of personal responsibility and judges her solely by ethnicity, religion and class.
Specifically for anti-Brexit politicians, the path to creating such a party lies firmly on what we think of as the Left;
Rather than obsess about lack of aspiration, it is the lack of social capital that we should be focusing on.
One party cannot have a monopoly on BAME voters. Competition breeds excellence, and if we want excellent BAME policies, we need politicians competing for our votes.
Across this half-century, from Scarman after Brixton to MacPherson after Stephen Lawrence, governments have engaged only sporadically engaged with race.
If the Conservatives had won 42 per cent from them too, our research projects that she would have won with a comfortable 42-seat majority.
David Lammy and the Social Mobility Commission both made a big splash on the basis of weak evidence and flawed assumptions.
The idea that all groups should have the same outcomes is just an update of the old socialist idea of equality of outcome – ignoring the choices that individuals make.
Over time, proposals have either been denounced as politically correct nonsense, or embraced with an enthusiastic “me, too”-ism. Neither approach is exactly rigorous.
The Speaker’s recent report on improving equality in Parliament makes some proposals which are irrelevant at best.