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Sun Apr 11, 2021, 09:17 AM

Downing Street rewrote 'independent' report on race, experts claim

Commissioners allege No 10 distorted their work on inequality, after conclusions played down institutional racism

The Observer has been told that significant sections of the report published on 31 March, which were criticised and debunked by health professionals, academics, business chiefs and crime experts, were not written by the 12 commissioners who were appointed last July.

The 258-page document was not made available to be read in full or signed off by the group, which included scientist and BBC broadcaster Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Samir Shah, former chair of the Runnymede Trust, nor were they made aware of its 24 final recommendations. Instead, the finished report, it is alleged, was produced by No 10.

Kunle Olulode, an anti-racism activist and director of the charity Voice4Change, is the first commissioner to condemn the government publicly for its lack of transparency. In a statement to the Observer, Olulode’s charity was scathing of the way evidence was cherrypicked, distorted and denied in the final document.

“The report does not give enough to show its understanding of institutional or structural discrimination … evidence in sections, that assertive conclusions are based on, is selective,” it said. “The report gives no clear direction on what expectations of the role of public institutions and political leadership should be in tackling race and ethnic disparities. What is the role of the state in this?”

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/apr/11/downing-street-rewrote-independent-report-on-race-experts-claim

Oh, what a surprise. A Tory government uses some minority names to give them cover, while writing the report to whitewash the results, thus exonerating Tories from accusations of institutional racism over the Windrush scandal and other problems.

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Sun Apr 11, 2021, 09:38 AM

1. I am SHOCKED (well, actually I'm not!)

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Sun Apr 11, 2021, 09:55 AM

2. When I saw this article on Twitter,

I hooted. It is so blatantly false as to be laughable.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 12:44 PM

3. One very worrying result of all this..

Is that more and more people are going to distrust any future government reports. Essentially when they have the most comforting conclusions possible for the government.

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Sun Apr 11, 2021, 12:55 PM

4. Clearly the assumption made by the Tories

Is that their supporters are gullible. An assumption that was reinforced by Brexit.

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