Press coverage ahead of the launch of Policy Exchange’s new ‘Glass Ceilings’ report

Nov 14, 2016

The Sunday Times comments that:

 

‘Britain’s ethnic minorities have risen dramatically into the professional middle classes, doubling their numbers in top universities and leapfrogging white people to land more of the top jobs. […] The findings are hailed, in a report on the prospects of Britain’s ethnic minorities, as a partial fulfilment of the “immigrant promise — hardship today for the implicit promise that tomorrow will be brighter for the kids”. The report, by the Policy Exchange think tank, concludes that some ethnic minority groups, led by British Indians and British Chinese, have achieved great success as a result of educational effort and entrepreneurial drive.’

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The Daily Mail comments that:

 

‘Britain’s middle class is becoming more ethnically diverse, as people from minorities leapfrog white people to score more top managerial jobs, a new report has revealed. The study, by the Policy Exchange think tank, has shown that while 10.8 per cent of all white people in Britain are deemed to be in the managerial and professional class, that figure is 11.6 per cent for people from ethnic minorities. It was also revealed that the number of students from ethnic minorities studying at top universities in the UK has doubled in the last 20 years. The report suggests some groups from British Chinese and British Indian backgrounds have achieved success because of their effort in the classroom and desire to succeed in business.’

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The Sun comments that:

 

‘Britain’s middle class is becoming more diverse as people from ethnic minorities are now in more top managerial jobs, a new report has revealed. The study, by the Policy Exchange think tank, found 11.6 per cent of people from minorities have now overtaken the 10.8 per cent of white people in that class bracket. The report suggests people of British Chinese and British Indian backgrounds have gone on to do well due to a desire to do well and their hard work at school. More than a third of NHS doctors and consultants are not white, according to the report.’

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