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Racism denied: don’t brush aside our everyday experiences

Long-awaited report is an insult to nurses, and ignores the reality of systemic racism in the NHS

Long-awaited report is an insult to nurses, and ignores the reality of systemic racism in the NHS

The long-awaited report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities was published last week – and it was a slap in the face to most black and brown nurses in the UK.

To be told by a government-sanctioned review that ‘we no longer see a Britain where the system is deliberately rigged against minorities’ and that Britain is a ‘beacon’ of multiculturalism goes against my experience – and, I suspect, that of many other people of colour.

Race report denies the reality of my experience

I didn’t have high expectations of the report but, even so, when I

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