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Dying of Discrimination?

More than 90% of doctors and dentists that have died from Covid-19 are from a BAME background. The Health Service Journal analysis of 106 deaths among healthcare workers found that 63% of deaths were BAME whilst accounting for only 21% of the workforce.

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Does Diversity Matter?

12 years on from the publishing of Professor Scott E Page's 'Diversity Trumps Ability' theorem which has been roundly criticised in academic circles as being an example of bad maths, the recent research from McKinsey's offers cogent evidence of a correlation between diverse leadership and corporate financial performance.

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Name Blind Recruitment - The Facts

The Prime Minister has called time on employment discrimination with the introduction of 'name blind' recruitment. But how effective is it? This blog examines the evidence.

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Thoroughly Modern Racism

There is clear evidence and growing confidence that Britain is becoming a more tolerant society. So what are the reasons behind persisting racial inequalities?

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Positive About Disability?

Reasonable adjustments are important in removing barriers which may prevent disabled people from participating in employment. However, they are meaningless if disabled job applicants continue to face the level of employment discrimination which is evident in their employment outcomes. This blog discusses the need to move from a 'protection paradigm' which is over-reliant on the goodwill of Employers, to one where Employers are required to be cognisant of their own unique bias settings and have in place appropriate corrective measures in mitigation.

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Trigger-Happy Prejudice

The fatal shooting of Mark Duggan in Tottenham in 2011, and the recent spate of killings of young unarmed black men on the streets of the United States, has been for many of us chillingly shocking. But do the tragic circumstances surrounding these deaths, and the seemingly implausible lack of culpability on the part of the police officers responsible, expose some hard unpalatable truths about the way, we all fundamentally think and act?

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