Wednesday 31 March 2021 / 2:02 PM Equalities / Marsha de Cordova

Marsha de Cordova responds to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report

Marsha de Cordova MP, Labour’s Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary, responding to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report, said:

“This report was an opportunity to seriously engage with the reality of inequality and institutional racism in the UK.  Instead we have a divisive polemic which cherry picks statistics.

“To downplay institutional racism in a pandemic where Black, Asian and ethnic minority people have died disproportionately and are now twice as likely to be unemployed is an insult.

“The government must urgently explain how they came to publish content which glorifies the slave trade and immediately disassociate themselves from these remarks.”

“Instead of ideology and division, The Labour Party is committed to listening to people’s experiences and tackling racism in all its forms. The next Labour government will introduce a Race Equality Act to end structural inequalities.”