Friday, April 02, 2021
Race and Ethnic Disparities
The report has been the subject of much controversy and it is entirely reasonable that a range of opinions has been expressed about it. Some of the more thoughtful criticisms expressed appear to me to be grounded in genuine and serious concern about issues which need further attention.
However, there is no excuse for the ad hominem attacks which have been directed at members of the commission - some of it from people who really ought to know better like Labour MPs and University professors.
If a Conservative MP had used the sort of language which has been aimed at the commissioners about the authors of a report of which they approved, then the very people who have used that language would have been the first to cry "racist."