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I always suspected BAME NHS workers were treated differently. Now I know it’s true | Saleyha Ahsan | Opinion | The Guardian
The GMC commissioned an independent report to look into the reasons why doctors from ethnic minorities are twice as likely to face disciplinary action as white doctors. Among its findings is that BAME medical professionals are often treated as outsiders by their NHS seniors and peers, and not given the support they need. But I think it goes further than that.
NHS  BAME  discrimination 
22 hours ago by asterisk2a
'My career as a doctor was destroyed' - BBC News
Figures obtained by a BBC Freedom of Information request suggest the GMC is more likely to investigate complaints against BAME doctors than those who are white.

Black and Asian doctors make up around a third of the workforce in the UK but are over-represented in fitness to practice cases.

The GMC said: "We know employers are more likely to refer BAME doctors than white doctors to the GMC. We want to understand why, and have commissioned independent experts to carry out a major piece of research into those disproportionate referrals."
GMC  BAME  discrimination  prejudice  NHS 
9 days ago by asterisk2a
So I’m a minority in in multiple ways: woman, immigrant, (even within UK BAME being MiddleEastern), sin…
STEM  BAME  from twitter_favs
23 days ago by tolkien
Today, I am at the equality in the workplace event in London ✨ looking forward to lots of great i…
BAME  from twitter_favs
8 weeks ago by whykay
Ally Skills Workshop – Frame Shift Consulting
Ally Skills Workshop teaches simple everyday ways for people to use their privilege and influence to support people who are the targets of systemic oppression in their workplaces and communities.
tech  activism  diversity  implicit  bias  systemic  racism  technology  training  ally  marginalized  BAME 
11 weeks ago by bikesandbooks
These gaffes expose British politics’ real issue with race | Gary Younge | Opinion | The Guardian
Racism is not about politeness – it’s about power.

Words have meaning. Politicians have responsibilities. Racism is real. But because the media rarely call to talk about racial disparities in school exclusions, sentencing or poverty. Racism is a system of oppression rooted in history, politics, economics and culture. Our understanding of it should not be reduced to a litany of gaffes and flubs any more than it can be relegated to people shouting epithets and wielding baseball bats. These are the most glaring and dramatic manifestations of a broader, deeper problem – they should not be mistaken for the problem itself. Moreover, people have to the right to misspeak, be corrected, offer a proper apology and move on.

But over the past few weeks, the relentless parade of remarks, ranging from gauche to grotesque, suggests more than simply individual, off-the-cuff indiscretions. There is only so long one can keep talking about an isolated series of events before one must concede there may be a pattern. This return to the language of the 1970s, in which black people are “coloured” and Islamophobia is a matter for the Foreign Office, is moving in lockstep with the racial politics of the 1970s, with citizens being deported and non-white people considered foreign.
UK  Racism  BAME  discrimination  class  Xenophobia  Brexit  CON-servative  Conservative  Party  nasty  prejudice  Islamophobia  post-racial  history  Hostile  Environment  HomeOffice  Theresa  May  far-right  right-wing  Rechtsruck  Rechtsextremismus 
march 2019 by asterisk2a
Sol Campbell: 'There's a surprising, sad underbelly of abuse in football' - BBC Sport
The disturbing racial bias of The Greatest Dancer
Race-related issues have reared their head before on audience-controlled reality shows. Strictly Come Dancing, Big Brother and Love Island have all repeatedly pointed to the same result: that Britain has a clear preference, unconscious or otherwise, for caucasian contestants.
UK  racism  hooliganism  far-right  violence  football  BAME  Gesellschaft  society  bias  prejudice  stereotype  discrimination 
january 2019 by asterisk2a
Minority ethnic Britons face 'shocking' job discrimination | World news | The Guardian
Black Britons and those of south Asian origin face “shocking” discrimination in the labour market at levels unchanged since the late 1960s, research has found.

A study by experts based at the Centre for Social Investigation at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, found applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds had to send 80% more applications to get a positive response from an employer than a white person of British origin.

A linked study by the same researchers, comparing their results with similar field experiments dating back to 1969, found discrimination against black Britons and those of south Asian origin – particularly Pakistanis – unchanged over almost 50 years.
UK  BAME  discrimination  prejudice  bigotry  immigration  Brexit  Bias  Islamophobia  Racism 
january 2019 by asterisk2a
(1791) The Hole in Racial Justice - YouTube
Daniel Kahneman - slow thinking fast thinking
&! Everyone is biased, including you
We all cling to beliefs despite the evidence.
“If I see myself as someone who is smart, competent and kind, and you give me some information that I have done something foolish, immoral or hurtful, I have a choice,” says US social psychologist Carol Tavris, co-author with Aronson of Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me). “I can revise my view of myself, or I can dismiss the evidence. Most people take the least painful path and dismiss the evidence.” [...] “But if you take a group of people with some kind of common incentive but who disagree about something, then reason can help them get a better answer.”
post-racial  America  Bias  Psychology  Sociology  unconscious  subconscious  prejudice  Racism  discrimination  BAME  neuroscience  cognitive  Gesellschaft  justice  facts  bigotry  emotions  emotion  Diversity  book 
january 2019 by asterisk2a

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