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Report shows fourfold rise in minority ethnic characters in UK children’s books

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The proportion of children’s books featuring a minority ethnic character has almost quadrupled in the last four years, according to a new survey – but researchers say “we are not yet at the point where children of col...

Most ethnic minority finance workers suffer discrimination, finds UK report

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Two in three UK finance workers from black and minority ethnic backgrounds have suffered discrimination in the workplace, according to an industry survey revealing shortfalls in the City of London’s diversity agenda. ...

UK doubles number of people from minority ethnic backgrounds in prominent roles

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The number of people from ethnic minority backgrounds in prominent public positions has more than doubled in the past four years, according to analysis from an influential campaign group. C'erano 73 nero, Asian, un...

Life expectancy lower for white and mixed ethnic people than Black and Asian groups – study

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People from white and mixed ethnic groups had lower life expectancy compared with Black and Asian groups in England and Wales between 2011 e 2014, according to analysis by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). T ...

Ecuador abortion laws discriminate against minority ethnic women – report

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Gladys, an indigenous woman from rural Ecuador, went to hospital after injecting poison into her stomach to end her pregnancy. Doctors went straight to the police, and she was sentenced to two months in jail for havin...

Nice guidance to induce minority ethnic pregnancies earlier condemned as racist

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Proposed guidance that recommends inducing labour at 39 weeks in pregnant women from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds has raised concerns from doctors and midwives and been branded “racist” by activists. W...

How China went from celebrating ethnic diversity to suppressing it

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China’s mass detention of Uyghur Muslims – the largest of a religio-ethnic group since the second world war – is not the inevitable or predictable outcome of Chinese communist policies towards ethnic minorities. I’ve ...

Buckingham Palace’s lack of ethnic minorities has long been obvious – even to devotees

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We now know that the Queen’s courtiers banned “coloured immigrants or foreigners” serving in clerical roles until at least the late 1960s, and that her household took great pains to be exempt from anti-discrimination ...

Buckingham Palace banned ethnic minorities from office roles, papers reveal

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The Queen’s courtiers banned “coloured immigrants or foreigners” from serving in clerical roles in the royal household until at least the late 1960s, according to newly discovered documents that will reignite the deba...

Ethiopia’s human rights chief as war rages in Tigray: ‘we get accused by all ethnic groups’

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There was a time when a report by Ethiopia’s human rights commission was a staid affair, its findings offering window-dressing for hand-wringing donors and legal cover to the government. Tra 2013 e 2017 the comm...

Birmania: ethnic armed group seizes military base near Thai border

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A prominent ethnic armed group in Myanmar says it has captured a military base near the Thai border, as clashes escalated days after the junta chief committed to immediately end violence in the country. The junta has ...

Church of England must include minority ethnic candidate for bishops

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The Church of England must include at least one candidate from a minority ethnic background on shortlists for bishops and other senior roles in a drive to rid the church of “racial sin”, a report says. All governing b...

Ufficio a casa: new deportation law may discriminate against ethnic minorities

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Internal report reveals risk to migrant rough sleepers in crackdownThe Home Office has admitted that a new immigration rule to criminalise and deport migrant rough sleepers may discriminate against ethnic minorities, ...

Ethnic minorities ‘doing better than white majorityin many areas, says race commission chair – live

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Tony Sewell, who chaired commission, brushes aside suggestions he was hired because he previously said there was no institutional racism

Birmania: US orders diplomats to leave as coup spurs ethnic tensions

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The United States has ordered the departure of non-essential diplomats from Myanmar, amid growing violence following the military coup to oust civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Daily protests demanding the restoration...

Businesses may be forced to reveal pay gap between ethnic minority and white staff

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Companies could be ordered to disclose any pay gap between white employees and their minority ethnic colleagues under reforms supported by Boris Johnson’s race equality advisers. The Commission on Race and Ethnic Dis...

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