A report racism commissioned the United Kingdom has drawn criticism upholders of racial equality. The Commission Race and Ethnic Disparities was established last summer the wake of the killing of George Floyd in the USA. That death sparked protests the world and fuelled the Black Lives Matter movement. The commission acknowledged that racism remains a "real force" the UK. However, it said the British system is no longer "deliberately rigged ethnic minorities". It said people use racism as a "catch-all explanation" for not getting ahead in life. It added that geography, family, socio-economic background, culture and religion have a more significant impact success life than race.
Advocates racial equality called the report, "a truly historic denial the scale of race inequality Britain". The day the report was released, the UK government's most senior adviser race resigned, although he said the timing was coincidental. A leading UK politician and radio show host, David Lammy, was deeply critical the report. He accused the government "gaslighting" the British public. He tweeted: "For my own mental well-being I am not doing media interviews the race commission today. Like so many Britain's Black community, I'm tired the endless debate whether structural racism exists with little desire to actually address it. We are being gaslighted."