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Hostility and hypocrisy: the UK's problem with Trump

14 Feb, 2017 by admin

Hostility towards immigrants creates negative climate for all minorities, says Kimberly McIntosh Opposition to the state visit ...

Shared Struggles: Fighting the tide of xenophobia across Europe

20 Jan, 2017 by admin

With far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen’s campaign looking more realistic by the week, it is worth taki ...

More questions than answers in Chuka Umunna-led integration report

12 Jan, 2017 by admin

Runnymede's new Policy Officer Kimberly McIntosh dissects the latest report on integration - this one released by cross party MP ...

Academic, Policy & Public: Research into Definitions of Integration

20 Dec, 2016 by admin

Dr Laurence Lessard-Phillips, who was a speaker at our Redefining Integration event is an academic specialising in integration a ...

Back to the Future? Brexit, Trump and the Post-racial

19 Dec, 2016 by admin

Sociologist Dr Katy Sian gives the lie to the notion that recent political developments have led to a re-emergence of ...

Black & Asian Women Pay Highest Price for Austerity

16 Dec, 2016 by Lester Holloway

Low income black and Asian women are paying the highest price for austerity according to new analysis by the Runnymede Trust and ...

Do not abandon the Human Rights Act: Letter to PM

12 Dec, 2016 by admin

A letter asking Prime Minister Theresa May to abandon plans to scrap the Human Rights Act was published in the Times on Saturday ...

Equality Not Finger Pointing: Response to Casey Report

06 Dec, 2016 by admin

We cannot truly improve integration without first addressing poverty, deprivation and unemployment for all races and faiths - a ...

Event Report: Redefining Integration

06 Dec, 2016 by Lester Holloway

As Dame Louise Casey's report throws the definition of integration into sharp relief, to a mixed chorus of unbridled gleefu ...

Africans who changed the world

12 Oct, 2016 by admin

Kwame P. Aboagye pays tribute to a selection of African ancestors who changed the world This October is African History month. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Is it possible to challenge race discrimination in the on-demand economy?

21 Jun, 2016 by Lester Holloway

This week saw the chief executive of Airbnb pledge to stop his hosts discriminating against ethnic minorities by denying them ac ...

Sam King and the Windrush generation were pioneers, survivors and heroes

18 Jun, 2016 by Lester Holloway

Sam King was a shining light of the Windrush generation. On his passing Lester Holloway reflects on what he stood forA part of b ...

The Question of Diversity and Inclusion in Women’s Sport

16 Jun, 2016 by admin

Women's sport needs you, says consultant and former athlete Michelle Moore Sport today is driving culture, globalisation, imagi ...

Racial disadvantage: are some Government policies contributing?

07 Jun, 2016 by admin

When Sadiq Khan was sworn in as the new London mayor last month, the Labour MP for Tottenham, David Lammy, said that the first M ...

Segregation isn’t where white people are a minority

01 Jun, 2016 by Lester Holloway

Many ethnicities living together isn’t segregation simply because white people are no longer the majority, writes Dr Omar ...

How serious and enduring will Cameron's commitment to tackle racial inequality prove to be?

01 Apr, 2016 by Lester Holloway

Runnymede’s director Dr Omar Khan on Government moves to address racial inequality. This article was first published in Co ...

Chuka Umunna is right: Labour cannot be complacent about BME support

28 Jan, 2016 by Lester Holloway

Runnymede’s director Dr Omar Khan writes about BME people in politics. This article was first published on Left Foot Forwa ...

New solutions to old problems

08 Jan, 2016 by Lester Holloway

A new initiative to allow BME students and citizens to share experiences from around the world is to be launched with a speech b ...

#RhodesMustFall: A Movement for Historical and Contemporary Recognition of Racial Injustice (part 1)

24 Dec, 2015 by Lester Holloway

The Rhodes Must Fall movement began in South Africa and has now spread to the UK. In the past few weeks its efforts to remove a ...