Pakistanis and Bangladeshis are still by far the worst paid ethnic groups in England and Wales according to official figures at the end of 2020. The data from the Office for National Statistics showed they earned over 15% less per hour than the average white British worker. And what’s very interesting is that almost half of Pakistanis – who are the lowest paid ethnic group – have a degree much more than white British people. Having a degree normally predicts high income so something else is going on here. Listen to the interview I and Halima Begum the head of Think Tank the Runnymede Trust did with the BBC Asian Service. And to a female hospital consultant of Pakistani origin tell me about her experiences of discrimination which she believes were caused by her gender and ethnicity.
Azeem Rafiq central figure in the Yorkshire County Cricket racism storm.
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Interesting stuff Caroline, nice to hear your voice! Sadly I couldn’t listen to parts 2 + 3, as its not in a recognisable format – (mp3) Might work on a PC, but not on Mac!