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Downing Street defends the election of chairman of a new committee on racial inequality

Downing Street has defended Tony Sewell’s nomination to lead the new Racial Inequality Commission, despite his belief that the absence of black fathers is the cause of knife and gang crime.

Mr Sewell has also previously claimed that evidence of the existence of institutional racism was ‘thin’.

He was confirmed by the government on Thursday as chairman of the new committee on race and ethnic differences.

The international education adviser previously worked with Prime Minister Boris Johnson in 2013 when he led the then mayor’s educational research into the schools of the capital, which resulted in the creation of the London Schools Excellence Fund.

In 2010 Prospect magazine, Mr. Sewell said, “Much of the alleged evidence of institutional racism is thin.”

In an interview with the Times newspaper last year, the former teacher suggested that the root cause of knife crime and gang culture among black youths was absent fathers, referring to figures showing that about 50 percent of black children grow up without a father.

Tony Sewell is chairing the new race and ethnic differences committee, it was confirmed today

Tony Sewell is chairing the new race and ethnic differences committee, it was confirmed today

“People often say I’m” brave “to say that. It is so condescending, “he told the newspaper.

According to the Office of National Statistics in 2007, 48 percent of black Caribbean families have one parent, as do 36 percent of black African households.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesperson defended the decision to appoint Mr. Sewell: “Dr. Sewell CBE has supported many young people from different backgrounds in their careers (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

“The prime minister knows very well what his work is and how it has improved access to education across London.

“The Prime Minister is confident that he shares his commitment to maximize opportunities for everyone.”

Mr. Johnson announced the creation of the commission after a series of anti-racism protests on British streets following the death of George Floyd in the United States while he was detained.

The group of ten, made up of representatives from the science, education, broadcasting, economics, medicine, police and community organization sectors, will report on race differences within the health, education, criminal justice and employment sectors by the end of this year.

Mr Sewell has previously claimed that evidence of the existence of institutional racism was 'thin'

Mr Sewell has previously claimed that evidence of the existence of institutional racism was 'thin'

Mr Sewell has previously claimed that evidence of the existence of institutional racism was ‘thin’

Johnson announced the creation of the commission after a series of anti-racism protests on British streets

Johnson announced the creation of the commission after a series of anti-racism protests on British streets

Johnson announced the creation of the commission after a series of anti-racism protests on British streets

The early stages of the commission’s creation sparked controversy after Mr. Johnson Munira Mirza, Head of Policy Unit No. 10, played an important role in its creation.

Ms. Mirza had previously questioned the existence of institutional racism and touched upon a “culture of grievances” among campaigners against racism.

Dr. Tony Sewell: The Brixton boy has awarded the CBE for services to education

Dr. Tony Sewell CBE is the head of the charity Generating Genius and has been appointed chairman of the new Racial Inequality Commission.

His charity works with BAME children to prepare them for a career in science and technology.

Born in Brixton in 1959, he previously said that ‘scouts and the church were important’ to him when he was growing up.

His family attended a white majority Anglican church, of which Mr. Sewell said he realized he wanted to go to college.

Mr. Sewell later moved to Essex and Sussex to attend college before returning to London to teach.

However, he became disillusioned and moved to Jamaica before returning to the UK after two years.

Subsequently, he worked on a freelance basis as a teacher and educational advisor and founded his charity.

The international education adviser previously collaborated with Prime Minister Boris Johnson in 2013 when he led the then mayor’s educational research into the schools of the capital, which resulted in the creation of the London Schools Excellence Fund.

In 2010 Prospect magazine, Mr. Sewell said, “Much of the alleged evidence of institutional racism is thin.”

In an interview with the Times newspaper last year, the former teacher suggested that the root cause of knife crime and gang culture among black youths was absent fathers, referring to figures showing that about 50 percent of black children grow up without a father.

Mr Sewell, currently head of the educational charity Generating Genius, said: “I am delighted to chair this new committee on race and ethnic differences. I have spent my entire career in education to help all students reach their full potential.

“I know, however, that there is inequality, and I am committed to working with my fellow Commissioners to understand why.

“Together we will make recommendations for action in government, government agencies and the private sector, and try to have a national conversation on race led by the evidence.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, “Today I am setting up an independent committee on race and ethnic differences. This cross-government Commission will investigate inequalities in the UK across the population.

“I am delighted to have assembled a group of ten talented and diverse Commissioners, each bringing a wealth of experience from several key sectors.

This new Commission is headed by Dr. Tony Sewell CBE. Tony has supported many young people from different backgrounds in STEM careers. I know very well how his work has improved access to education across London, and I am convinced that he shares my commitment to maximize opportunities for all.

The Commission will be inclusive, investigate and, if necessary, make calls. It will set a positive agenda for change. ‘

Finance Minister of Finance and Equality Minister Kemi Badenoch said: “This Commission demonstrates this government’s mission to improve opportunities for all, regardless of their background.

“Our expert chairman and commissioners will make fact-based recommendations to change lives for the better. Their work will be crucial in informing and improving the national conversation about race. ‘

The other commissioners include space scientist and broadcaster Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock, President of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales, Keith Fraser, ex-BBC journalist Dr. Samir Shah, professor of surgery at University College London Lord Ajay Kakkar, economist Dr. Dambisa Moyo, entrust the academies CEO Martyn Oliver, UKGovChat co-founder Naureen Khalid, Muslims for Britain co-founder, Aftab Chughtai, and commentator Mercy Muroki.

Two representatives of the Windrush working group – director of Voice4Change Kunle Olulode and Blondel Cluff, chief executive of the West Indian commission – will attend meetings as needed, No. 10 confirmed.

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