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Sunday, 31 January 2016

'Black people more likely to be in prison than at a top university'- David Cameron

Universities will be forced by law to disclose what proportion of ethnic minority applicants get places, David Cameron has announced as part of a concerted Government anti-discrimination drive.
The Prime Minister said the transparency rules should prompt institutions such as Oxford to work harder to broaden their intake and warned the police, the courts and the armed forces they also had to act.

Education chiefs have been summoned to Downing Street on Monday for talks with Business Secretary Sajid Javid to discuss why young black men are more likely to be in prison than studying at a top university.
 
It comes as Mr Cameron has hired a leading black Labour MP to investigate whether the police and court system is racially biased.
 
David Lammy will lead a sweeping review into why black people are more likely to be in prison than at a top university, and why black criminals are given harsher sentences than white offenders.
Mr Lammy’s review is expected to report on his findings and recommend reforms to the Ministry of Justice in the spring of next year.
 
Mr Cameron said:
“If you’re black, you’re more likely to be in a prison cell than studying at a top university. And if you’re black, it seems you’re more likely to be sentenced to custody for a crime than if you’re white. We should investigate why this is and how we can end this possible discrimination.
"Only one in 10 of the poorest white boys go into higher education at all.
"There are no black generals in our armed forces and just 4 per cent of chief executives in the FTSE 100 are from ethnic minorities.
"What does this say about modern Britain? Are these just the symptoms of class divisions or a lack of equal opportunity? Or is it something worse - something more ingrained, institutional and insidious?"
The UK had come a long way, he added, "but there is much more to do, and these examples I mention should shame our country and jolt us to action".
"I don't care whether it's overt, unconscious or institutional - we've got to stamp it out," he added, warning it would otherwise only "feed those who preach a message of grievance and victimhood".
Mr Cameron rejected what he called "politically correct, contrived and unfair solutions" such as quotas but said it was "striking" that Oxford's 2014 intake of more than 2,500 included only 27 black students.
"I know the reasons are complex, including poor schooling, but I worry that the university I was so proud to attend is not doing enough to attract talent from across our country," he said.
The new rules will require routine publication of data on applicants, broken down by course, gender, ethnicity and socio-economic background.
His intervention is likely to further fuel protests by some students at Oxford over the refusal to remove a statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes from the front of Oriel college they say represents racism and oppression.
Mr Cameron said public institutions needed to "dig deeper", warning he also intended action to eradicate "the stubborn problem of under-representation in our police and armed forces".
"It's not enough to simply say you are open to all. Ask yourselves: are you going that extra mile to really show people that yours can be a place for everyone, regardless of background?"
Mr Lammy, who wrote a book on the 2011 riots that were sparked by the killing of a black man by the police in his Tottenham constituency, has been tasked with rooting out the causes of "disgraceful" gulfs in sentencing treatment.
"It's disgraceful that if you're black, it seems you're more likely to be sentenced to custody for a crime than if you're white," the PM said.
"We should investigate why this is and how we can end this possible discrimination. That's why I have asked David Lammy MP to lead a review of the over-representation of BME communities in the criminal justice system.
"And this will include possible sentencing and prosecutorial disparity."

62 comments:

dj banti said...

Enter your comment...who e help

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

This discrimination is getting even worse! The so called whites are something else, bad ambassador to the world!

BeBe Carter said...

Na wao.

Ivy Godspower said...

Racism




PEPSI ADDICT

anita gold said...

Hmmm

Adejoke fasasi said...

Am black and am proud. Dont mind the whites they believe they are better than everything.


#Hajia Mufliat

Xtr112 said...

Thank you sir!

Frank Tobby said...

racial discrimination

Juliet Iwuno said...

Well said! Linda take note!

tosisochukwu said...

Yes! Bro true talk! Speaking out of experience

























































































































































!brightosman aka fake phyno .#gerarahere

Barth Olisa said...

Nice one Cameron



Bliss n blossom 2016

KELVIN OBIECHIE said...

Heheheh cos blacks are bad wen dey wanna be bad and we go to school wen we wanna go to school...simple..












~Make I go drink one bottle of beer~

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Nice move by the British PM.


. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Matthew Otan said...

Bitter truth! - originalityundisputed

Anonymous said...

God bless you Mr David Cameron for your observation and pronouncement.The blacks are jailed for any slightest offence,unlike their white counterpart.In USA,it's very common,blacks are not spared for anything.No encouragement for university education.Once more,God bless you Mr.Cameron

Achi Izuegbunem said...

Finally...this is certainly a good policy

BOXY (A.K.A) common sense said...

9ic talk

Sampson Ayantoye said...

Gbam! food for thought

princess Stella said...

Hmmmm bad news.

princess Stella said...

Hmmmm bad news.

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Genesis said...

What an insult!!! Ogbeni Cameroun abi cameleon sorry Cameron. What do you mean? Which people made UK?

durnkayzor said...

Shoro niyen

Anonymous said...

Europeans have institutionalized racism. In the multinational oil companies it is easier for a white boy to climb the ladder faster than a Nigerian who is more competent.

Unfortunately it is our fellow black managers who would rate their fellow brothers lower to please their white bosses.

durnkayzor said...

Shoro niyen

Fresh Boss said...

Everybody the black messiah is here, less encourage him not to back slide in this mission of his.

JUDE ANTHONY said...

Good one Mr prime mminister.

PETER IFEANYICHUKWU said...

The white supremacist had from time immemorial done everything within their power to suppress the black man and they've not stopped so let Mr Cameron do something

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Hmmmmmm


...merited happiness

Anonymous said...

Its about time!!

chioma jacinta said...

Imagine! May God 4give u. * it's well*

Anon said...

Word!

Bonita Bislam said...

Its not about discrimination sometimes.Blacks are mostly criminals

Unknown said...

With the likes of David Cameron, the world will be a better place for all irrespective of their tribe

harun said...

Good work Mr cameron....regardless of ur colour,you should have equal opportunity.

Donjazzycrush said...

Good u knw. Racism can never stop in this world... impossible ..






Don~ jazzycrush

DBANJ CRUSH said...

Ok





LINDA NOTIFY DBANJ

Clement Sunday said...

Well that's a nice one from David and i hope they will get to the root of the matter very fast

kelvin andre said...

Real talk

Linda NwaGod said...

Really????
Dis people tho!
Am temporary out of service
Pls try again later
Linda dont take note!

Solomon Chukwuka said...

Bullshit.......

Anonymous said...

Till date, No.1 country for racial discrimination is UK.. It will only get better!!! Linda post my comment plz

Anonymous said...

Till date, No.1 country for racial discrimination is UK.. It will only get better!!! Linda post my comment plz

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Very good

Charles Okafor said...

Hmmm... OK oo















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Fabu Lous said...

Hope something will be done in time. #Blacklifematter.

RareSpecie Z said...

WORD!!!
Bt this Cameron Dude is a Hypocritical fuck cos the asshole is acting ignorant of the fact that the 'Prison is a Profitable Industrial Complex' especially in a Capitalist Hood like 'Ghetto USA and Slum UK.

RareSpecie Z said...

WORD!!!
Bt this Cameron Dude is a Hypocritical fuck cos the asshole is acting ignorant of the fact that the 'Prison is a Profitable Industrial Complex' especially in a Capitalist Hood like 'Ghetto USA and Slum UK.

Anonymous said...

just awakening to d reality.
well, that's gud.
it's better late than never.
d whole world is watching

Vivian Reginalds said...

True but can be modified
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Andre Oni said...

God continue to bless you Sir!
we need more leaders like this in this discriminatory world of today!

kings computers limited said...

Good step, the truth is that whites love whites, blacks don't love blacks.

Ogbukwa Blessing said...

God help us

acid man(linda's husband) said...

Hmmmm...

Anonymous said...

It is obvious u only read headlines. Challenge urself mentally once in a while, ok.

Timbolo said...

Notice he said black CRIMINAlS and said white OFFENDERS.
Racism comes natural to them

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

Racism I see

golda awosika said...

Fuckboy David Cameron





#*karlishah*

Psalmuelle aka Samstone. said...

Racial talk.

#LIB ADDICT#

TITO'S Cakes N Cocktails London. 078 3347 3361. said...

Well said anon, it takes the grace of God to break thru the glass ceiling as a black person. They tell you there's equal opportunities but we all know your face has to fit otherwise....

Luciana Chinda said...

It is well ooooooo.

Mr. Stretch said...

Notice, "black criminals, white offenders.." were not his direct words. They were simply narratives from the reporting. Let's all applaud a good move when it emerges. The end to slave trade came up in a similar fashion!

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