For far too long, 'race' has been a social determinant of health. The opportunities and socio-economic outcomes of Black and Minority Ethnic people continue to be determined by structural racism. BME people face unequal treatment in the labour market, education, housing and health. The pandemic has both exacerbated and shone a light on these stark inequalities.
From higher Covid-19 infection and death rates, to being harder hit economically, BME people have faced more insecurity and have borne the brunt of the harshest impacts of this pandemic. In a society like ours, this is simply wrong.
JRF research around the pandemic shows how these outcomes could be avoided, and how including ethnicity as a risk factor in the dangers of this virus is key.
Join us for an interactive webinar discussion on Thursday 25th February, 11am-12pm, to explore evidence and policy recommendations tailored to these issues, which have often been missing from national discussions of the pandemic.
Dr Andrea Barry, Senior Analyst, Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Dr Halima Begum, Chief Executive, Runnymede Trust
Anike Olaitan-Omole, Enabling Lives Project Manager, First Love Foundation
Tony McKenzie, Senior Participation Officer, Joseph Rowntree Foundation