That\’s one thing that\’s come out of the latest ONS figures.
The average earnings of black women in Britain are now higher than their white counterparts, according to government statistics.
But before we all become delirious with joy over this proof of how race discrimination has fallen, ponder this:
The Equality and Human Rights Commission said the figures may be explained by the fact that half of all black women live in London, where average pay is higher than elsewhere in the country.
Indeed it is. Using male figures for last year, median London wages are north of £20 an hour, in the NE, £12.50 or so.
This is in fact very little to do with racial discrimination, rather, to do with geographic concentration of immigrants in the highest paying area of the country. Where you\’d sort of assume immigrants would end up anyway.