A new short film highlights the differences for black people and white people living in America.
‘Brave New Films’ have produced the video, highlighing different studies which show the drastic differences in how black people and white people are treated in the U.S.
The shocking statistics, include:
Résumés / CVs with black-sounding names are 50% less likely to get a call back.
Black people are charged prices roughly $700 (£460) higher than white people when buying cars.
Black drivers are twice as likely to be pulled over by the police.
Black clients are shown 17.7% fewer houses for sale.
Marijuana use is equal between blacks and whites, yet black people are four times more likely to be arrested.
The video even adds that according to another study, doctors did not inform black patients as often as white patients about an important heart procedure!
These are worrying facts and the problem isn’t limited to the U.S.
In the UK, studies have shown that the proportion of Britons who admit to being racially prejudiced has risen since the start of the Millenium.
In Britain, you are 28 times more likely to be stopped and searched if you are black, and five times more likely to be imprisoned.
In addition, black children are three times as likely to be permanently excluded from school, while black graduates earn on average 24% less pay then their white counterparts.
The video ends, saying:
If this isn’t racism, what is? Racism isn’t over.