22 May 2020
An investigation has found that racial disparities in the application of laws to enforce the coronavirus lockdown.
"Black, Asian and minority ethnic people in England are 54% more likely to be fined under coronavirus rules than white people, it can be revealed.
Analysis by Liberty Investigates and the Guardian shows that BAME people received as many as 2,218 of the 13,445 fixed-penalty notices (FPNs) under distancing regulations recorded from 27 March to 11 May, while white people were given about 7,865."
UK: BAME people fined more than white population under coronavirus laws (The Guardian, link)
See also: Many Days Late and Many Dollars Short: COVID-19 Institutionalised Racism and the Black British Experience (Birkbeck Comments, link)
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