AN Avoidable Crisis

The disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. A review by Baroness Doreen Lawrence.



In April, Keir Starmer appointed me as race relations adviser and asked me to launch a review into the impact of coronavirus on Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.
Since the launch of the review in April 2020, we have received over 200 submissions and met with over 300 people as part of a programme of online roundtables. I have met with frontline workers including doctors and nurses, trade unions, local government, faith leaders, high profile campaigners, SMEs, think tanks, voluntary sector organisations and bereaved families. The submissions have been wide ranging and included reports, studies, recommendations and personal testimonies.

I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to contribute to this report, and everyone who has helped shape it. In particular, I would like to thank Sir Keir Starmer MP and Marsha De Cordova MP for their support throughout.

Baroness Doreen Lawrence

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