British Prime Minister, David Cameron, revealed that blacks are more like to get in jail than a top University and are also faced with stiffer punishment by the judiciary system. He 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.
“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. 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?”
The British prime minister has appointed black MP David Lammy to lead a sweeping review to discern the reason 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.