Race Matters

Government can make progress on race equality in a year says UN chief

27 Sep, 2016 by Lester Holloway

The British government can make progress on many United Nations demands to improve race equality in just one year, the UN's head ...

Why the history of migration is so important

23 Sep, 2016 by Lester Holloway

Earlier this week Runnymede launched the Our Migration Story initiative explaining the history of migration to the UK.  ...

Nothing innocent about blackfacing

26 Aug, 2016 by Lester Holloway

Morris dancers claim blackfacing is nothing to do with race but history tells another story, says Lester HollowayNews today  ...

Colourblindness fails to deliver race equality

16 Aug, 2016 by admin

Runnymede director Dr Omar Khan on the UN probe into the state of race equality in Britain and the Government positionI’ve ...

Racism and xenophobia are resurgent in the UK, and the centre-left is partly to blame

02 Aug, 2016 by admin

Rather than engaging with the prejudices and misplaced fears of one section of the working class, the Left has given validation ...

UK charities to tell United Nations that Britain is failing to tackle racial inequalities

02 Aug, 2016 by admin

Today (Tuesday 2nd) a group of organisations, co-ordinated by the Runnymede Trust, travel to the UN in Geneva to address the UK ...

Fall in proportion of ethnic minority judges 'unacceptable'

28 Jul, 2016 by admin

Government data released today show the percentage of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) court judges fell to a paltry five percent ...

Is the judiciary getting less diverse?

25 Jul, 2016 by Lester Holloway

Is Britain's judiciary getting less diverse? As we await the latest Ministry of Justice figures later this week it is ...

Ethnic minority civil servants paid less than white staff

12 Jul, 2016 by Lester Holloway

Ethnic minority civil servants are paid up to a third less than their white colleagues, according to figures released today.New ...

As post-referendum racism rises, politicians must pledge to reject inflammatory campaigning

05 Jul, 2016 by admin

Responding to the sharp rise in recorded hate crime since the EU referendum, Dr Omar Khan, Director of the race equality think t ...

Race equality groups demand hate crime strategy

05 Jul, 2016 by Lester Holloway

Runnymede Trust have joined with other national and local race equality groups to show solidarity with all BME people and commun ...

Let them drown: The violence of othering in a warming world

05 Jul, 2016 by admin

We need to talk about the issues driving people to move across continents, says Naomi KleinEdward Said was no tree-hugger. Desce ...