Wednesday, 28 April, 2021
13:00 - 14:15
Tackling Race Disparities and Debating the Report’s Recommendations
Dr Raghib Ali
Clinical Epidemiologist, University of Cambridge, and Adviser to Race Disparity Unit on Covid
Director, British Future
writer and author of Conflicted
Dr Tony Sewell CBE
Chair, the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities
Chief Leader writer, The Observer
Head of Demography, Immigration & Integration, Policy Exchange
In the first public event since publication of the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, Dr Tony Sewell CBE, Commission chair, explained the thinking and evidence behind the report and discussed its main recommendations. The report, published at the end of March, caused controversy both by stressing ethnic minority success and challenging the conventional wisdom about ethnic group differences being mainly shaped by majority racism. Sewell debated the report, and the often extreme reaction to it, with some of the leading commentators on race and society.
Read a transcript of Sewell’s opening remarks here.