Structural racism at heart of British society, UN human rights panel says

Experts cite police data showing disproportionate number of minority ethnic people died due to excessive use of force by state

The disproportionate number of deaths of black and brown people in incidents with the police shows that structural racism remains rooted in the fabric of British society, a panel of UN human rights experts has said.

The panel cited data from the Metropolitan police showing a disproportionate number of minority ethnic people – particularly those of African or Caribbean descent – dying due to excessive use of force by the state.

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