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Why a black child is 12 times less likely to become PM

A black child born in the UK today is 12 times less likely to become prime minister than a white child, according to new research. But why is this?

The figure was calculated by statistician, economics and inequalities specialist Dr Faiza Shaheen for the documentary Will Britain Ever Have A Black Prime Minister?

Read more about the research here and watch the programme at 21:00 on Sunday 13 November on BBC Two or catch up later online.

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  • 13 Nov 2016