Sefton Council report reveals eight ways how black people are disadvantaged in Liverpool

The report was created to embed equality and diversity into surrounding councils of the region

A report on Sefton Council’s website lists ways black people are at a disadvantage due to the colour of their skin, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The report has been created by Liverpool’s Combined Authority’s “Race Equality Programme”, with the aims of embedding equality and diversity into surrounding councils of the region.

The Programme has been designed to “tackle systemic injustice and inequality and drive forward positive change for our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic employees and residents – influencing the partners we work with to do the same”.

The Liverpool Echo claims the report has shown numerous ways how black people in the Liverpool City Region are at a disadvantage.

The disadvantages include how black people are twice as likely to be born into child poverty and are paid less than £1.10 per hour than the national average, and that black people are also twice as likely to not own own homes compared to white people.

The report also confirmed that black people are the least likely of all ethnic groups to meet the early years expected standard in development and that they are the least likely of all ethnic groups to achieve a strong pass in their English and Maths GCSEs.

Liverpool Echo continued to say the report showed that black people are over three times more likely to be stopped and searched or arrested, contributing to black people having the lowest life satisfaction scores of all ethnic groups and that black people are more than twice as likely to die from Covid-19.

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