Why is Covid Killing People of Colour?

In the UK, black, Asian and minority ethnic patients have died in disproportionate numbers from Covid-19. Actor David Harewood  investigated the reasons why in a documentary – Why is Covid Killing People of Colour – which is essential viewing for everyone.

Staggeringly, as a black man, David is nearly three times more likely to die from Covid-19. What is it about being black that puts him at such an increased risk? The stark inequalities exposed by Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement have come together at a pivotal time, one he believes can be a moment of change.

Watch now on BBC iPlayer

Information and Support: Racism and Racist Hate Crime

If you have been the victim of racism, the following organisations may be able to help.

  • Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights across England, Scotland and Wales. Phone: 0808 800 0082. website
  • The Monitoring Group is a London based organisation that provides support to victims of race and religious hate crime through the provision of information, advice, advocacy, and representation. website
  • SARI provides support across the Avon & Somerset area (Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset, Somerset and South Gloucestershire) for victims of any type of hate crime including racist, faith-based, disablist, homophobic, transphobic, age-based or gender-based. website
  • Stop Hate UK provides independent and confidential support to people affected by hate crime, including confidential hate crime reporting services in various parts of the UK. website