Majority of BAME Britons say pandemic is exposing great social inequality in the UK

​Sixty-one per cent of British people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) communities have said that COVID-19 is exposing great inequality in British society, adding to a broader discourse surrounding D&I’s focus in the workplace.

According to a survey from anti-racism advocacy group Hope Not Hate, 76% of BAME Britons agreed that ethnic minority communities have been the most impacted by COVID-19, and 57% felt that the government has not done enough to protect them from the threat of the virus.

BAME communities were shown to face a higher risk of economic hardship than the national average, with 27% of the BAME poll saying they had to dip into their savings during the pandemic, compared to 19% of a nationally representative sample asked in June 2020.

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