BAME communities and easing of lockdown – online discussion
Speakers include author & journalist Gary Younge, Diane Abbott MP & Bell Ribeiro Addy MP. Professor Azeem Majeed, Imperial College, & Wilf Sullivan Race Equality Officer TUC.
Recent figures show 28 per cent of Coronavirus deaths were people from BAME communities. The Financial Times estimates the death toll is around 55,000. This is much higher than the government’s figure of 32, 065. These figures indicate over 15,000 from BAME communities have died. The Office of National Statistics revealed that overall BAME communities were around twice as likely to die, with Black Caribbean people four times as likely to die. The “back to work” measures announced by Boris Johnson are likely to hit BAME communities hard
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