In response to Lord Finkelstein’s article (Why were Jews left out of government report on racism?, 9 April, The Jewish Chronicle), it needs to be remembered that the Sewell report was commissioned in response to the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent issues raised. This report should have been directed to the lived experience of too many within black and Asian communities who are blighted by racial inequality in many areas - housing, health, employment, policing, etc.
"JCORE always welcomes all serious attempts to understand, challenge and recommend change to reduce race and ethnic disparities in the UK. However, it joins other race equality activists and organisations in feeling let down and extremely disappointed by the findings of the government’s Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities. By downplaying the existence of institutional racism as a cause for ethnic inequalities, the report ignores the realities of the lived experience of