Black people face invisible barriers in the workplace

Research has shown that “Black people face invisible barriers, reinforces by biased and inconsistent performance management and selection process.”

According to Acas: (Help & advice for employers and employees)

“The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against employees, job seekers and trainees because of their race, this includes the different elements of colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin”.

Race discrimination

An example would include turning down the best applicant for a job. Because they are ethnic or black and the employer feels they would not ‘fit in’ with the rest of the staff, because they are all English.

The government’s recently published McGregor-Smith Review:

race in the workplace reports, that people from black and minority backgrounds are being held back in the workplace because of the colour of their skin.

Costing the UK economy an estimated £24 billion, the equivalent of 1.3 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) a year.

Black and minority people

The review also highlighted that six per cent of black and minority people. Reach the top-level management positions, and concluded that now is the time for the government to act.

In 2001 the MacPherson inquiry, mainly investigating the Metropolitan Police. Used the term ‘Institutional Racism’ “where processes, structures, and cultures undermine people from ethnic backgrounds in all aspects.

In 2017, white privilege continues to dictate employment and career opportunities. For many black and minority individuals in the workplace.

They are ensuring equality across the highest levels of organisations. Will not change or happen unless businesses are forced to acknowledge and develop a comprehensive strategy, which also includes race equality.

Britain today

Companies that fail to recruit a diverse and representative workforce. Meanwhile, Britain today must be challenged, and the enforcement regulators need to hold organisations to account.

If they fail to comply with equality law and the public sector equality duty, this is the only way that things will change.

There are enormous challenges ahead, but the UK government must protect and preserve our equality, employment and workers’ rights in light of Britain exiting the EU.

Brexit and black citizens’ rights

British black People living in the UK making sense of Brexit. We are Leaving the European Union (EU) on 31 January 2020,

we reveal through original research, their views on Brexit are shaped by personal experiences of the everyday, structural, and institutional racism.

Importantly, such experiences were a feature of their lives before and after Brexit, in Britain but also in their places of home and work.


British black People talked about Brexit and their experiences of being racialised in the process of trying to find work. As a way of talking about the broader structural racism in British and EU society,

Experiences of fining work

For example, black people experience,

 I sent my CV a company and I had a strange response back. Much later the reason why I had had quite a frosty reaction was because, they thought I was looking for immigration papers and was trying to pull some scam … 

Black British and EU society

But the difficulty here is if you believe it is hard to talk about it in  England, in the EU here it is just impossible that racism could exist.

They think that is something British people do and Americans have.

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