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The UK "no longer" has a system rigged against people from ethnic minorities, a review set up by No 10 says.
The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities said family structure and social class had a bigger impact than race on how people's lives turned out.
It said children belonging to ethnic minorities did as well or better than white pupils, but overt racism remained, particularly online.
The Runnymede Trust think tank said it felt "let down" by the report.
The commission was set up after Black Lives Matter anti-racism protests across the country last summer - triggered by the killing of George Floyd in the US.
The main findings were: pg slot
Children from ethnic-minority communities did as well or better than white pupils in compulsory education, with black Caribbean pupils the only group to perform less well
This success in education has "transformed British society over the last 50 years into one offering far greater opportunities for all"
The pay gap between all ethnic minorities and the white majority population had shrunk to 2.3% overall and was barely significant for employees under 30
Diversity has increased in professions such as law and medicine
But some communities continue to be "haunted" by historic racism, which is creating "deep mistrust" and could be a barrier to success
The commission's report concluded that the UK is not yet a "post-racial country" - but its success in removing race-based disparity in education and, to a lesser extent, the economy, "should be regarded as a model for other white-majority countries".