Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Has racial bias in the workplace harmed your career? Share your story - THE GUARDIAN

by Aidan Mac Guill
Originally published:  July 24, 2017
Publisher: TheGuardian.com 

While reactions to the BBC’s release of star salaries have concentrated on the gender pay gap, there is also a major disparity between the corporation’s white and black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) stars. Only 10 people on the BBC “star list” were from a minority ethnic background, and they tended to fall into the lower end of the earnings scale.

As for the wider British workforce, a recent report found that BAME workers are much more likely than white workers to be in insecure jobs such as zero-hours contracts. And according to a major UK government-backed review, helping minority ethnic people to progress in their careers at the same rate as their white counterparts could add £24bn to the UK economy each year.