Job Deprivation: Racism in the UK job market

What is the reason for the increase in Racism in the UK job market?

How has Racism in the UK job Market affected the employment status of people of colour and Asians?

What is the impact of Racism on the UK job market?


In the latest survey, black and Asian employees in the UK said they face workplace discrimination. Racism in the UK job market has affected various aspects of the lives of people of colour and Asians.

Survey results on Racism in the UK job market

The latest Chartered Management Institute survey in the UK shows that most black and Asian employees in the country have access to career advancement opportunities, including employment, promotion and bonuses, simply because of their race. They remain open and become victims of discrimination. According to the survey, the shape of non-white hair and not attending drinking sessions are one of the reasons why workers are separated from racial minorities in the UK. Racism is systematically present in the British labour market, and no action has been taken to address it.

Being deprived of job opportunities because of race

Seventy-one percent of black workers in the survey said they were denied job opportunities because of their racial identity. Sixty-six percent of Asians say they can’t get a job because of their race, and 65 percent say they are discriminated against because of their sexual identity. 


The shocking result of the poll is that business owners are just talking about demands for equality in the workplace, while two years have passed since the “Black Lives Matter” movement has not improved non-white working conditions. According to a survey by the Rental Management Institute in the UK, one-third of employees, or 6.9 million people, are neglected in the workplace, insulted with negative comments or harassed because of their identity. 

The Impact of Racism in the UK job Market on the Economic Future

The agency says the level of Racism in the UK labour market is disrupting economic production and the future of the UK economy, although any discrimination in the workplace, direct or indirect, is prohibited by law. The Chartered Management Institute survey of more than 2,000 people in the UK also found that 23% of employees in the UK have been subjected to humiliation, insults and negative attitudes in the workplace. It rises from 29 percent among black workers to 34 percent and people with different racial identities. Also, 34% of employees with disabilities said that they had been harassed in the workplace, while coercion among the general workforce is 22%.

Blacks earn less than whites.

“Black, Pakistani and Bangladeshi women have lower pay than white women, and the pay gap was bigger in 2019 than 25 years earlier,” the Guardian reported, citing an analysis by the Economics Observatory. According to the Guardian, the income gap between black, Pakistani and Bangladeshi men and white working men is far greater than the difference between working women.

People of colour are victims of racial discrimination.

The institute’s research found that people of colour were less likely to be seen at management levels. More than two in five employees in the UK (41%) found that their identity negatively affected their co-workers. They recognised the 75th anniversary of its founding as part of its management research. The institute has stated that Racism in the UK labour market is a significant cause of economic backwardness and public service delivery; despite the emergence of pervasive work culture, they face systemic challenges.

Less chance of becoming a manager of people of colour in the UK

The study also shows that people of colour are 69 percent less likely to be in management and 67 percent less likely to be in senior management. “We can’t afford to wait for two generations to harness all of our available talents given the economic, societal and environmental challenges we face. Employers and managers must strive to go much further than paying lip service to equality, diversity and inclusion, and commit to addressing the existing inequalities,” said Ann Franke, the CMI chief executive.

Racism against women of colour

 Most women of colour in the UK face Racism in the workplace. According to the Guardian, a shocking study shows that most women of colour in the UK are racist at work. This study shows that women of colour are forced to change their behaviour and even their names in some cases due to widespread Structural Racism in the workplace. A report shows that more than 60% of women of colour in the workplace in the UK are forced to change their language, hairstyle, clothing or diet.


Experience racism in the workplace

The race equality thinks tank the Runnymede Trust surveyed 2,000 black and Asian women and 1,000 white women across the UK and found that three-quarters of women of colour in the UK experienced some form of Racism in the workplace. A quarter of these women also face racial abuse at work. The study also found that most women of colour felt they had to hide their identity in the workplace, and more than 60 percent changed their language, hairstyle, clothing or diet. More than half of Muslim and black African women said they changed the clothes they wore at work; A quarter of women of Indian descent said they had changed their name. The study also identified barriers to the career advancement of women of colour. According to the survey, more than half of women of colour reported discrimination in the application or interview process, and 42% said they had overcome barriers to career advancement.


Racism in the UK job market has created many problems for Asians, people of colour and blacks. They are less likely to be promoted than whites. They are also paid less than whites. The UK government has not yet taken action to resolve this issue and has denied its existence. Protests against Racism in the UK job market are on the rise, and blacks, people of colour and Asians are calling for non-discrimination in the workplace.

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