John Burn-Murdoch
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Today we reported on a new @YouGov survey which paints a stark picture of racism in modern Britain.

Far from being an occasional, small or indirect issue, a majority of *all* ethnic minorities in UK have had a racial slur used *to their face* at least once, often multiple times.

The survey also finds racism is highly pervasive in British society, extending into all parts of daily life, including workplaces.

Black Britons are just as likely to have experienced racism in the workplace as in the street (50%).

In any unequal society, the workplace is a key engine of structural discrimination; the data suggest the UK is no different.

A majority of black Britons believe their career development has been held back because of racist attitudes, as do large shares of other minority groups.

The data is striking, but to really get to grips with the issue, read @garyyounge’s excellent op-ed in the FT today on what the data tell us about the realities of racism in modern Britain, and what needs to be done to make real progress 

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