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The Government Is A Racist Employer, Say Half Of Black Students

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Around half of black students in the UK feel the government is a racist employer, according to a think tank report published on Thursday.

Many black undergraduates feel there is deep rooted institutional racism in both government jobs and major professions such as legal services and financial jobs.

Black graduates are three times more likely to be unemployed than their white peers within six months of graduating, according to the Bow Group, who published the report. Should they find employment, they can expect to earn up to 9% less for the same work as a white graduate over a five year span.

More than a third (38%) of black students believe they would face considerable discrimination from the legal profession, while 32% feel the same about the media, while 31% feel the same way about financial service industries..

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