Race Matters

Category : Culture

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 ...

Quiet, modest, exceptional: a review of the film Loving

01 Feb, 2017 by admin

Mixed race couples are all but unremarkable in contemporary storytelling, but it wasn't all that long ago that they were il ...

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 ...

Can elected mayors represent the interests of minority groups?

06 Jan, 2017 by admin

As the conflict between Leicester-based community group HCA and the city’s mayor reach boiling point, former HCA chair Ada ...

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 ...

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 ...

Teaching Migration Past to Deal with Migration Present?

01 Dec, 2016 by admin

As net migration figures are released, it’s likely that we can expect another slew of threatening headlines across the fro ...

Post-Brexit hate crime ‘will get worse’ - David Lammy MP

17 Nov, 2016 by Lester Holloway

Following an debate on what can be done to tackle the rise in hate crime in the UK, Runnymede's Communications Coordinator ...

Signatories across religious and political divides call out Daily Mail hate

04 Nov, 2016 by admin

Runnymede Director Dr Omar Khan joined a list of more than 50 signatories to a letter in the Guardian, which highlighted the hat ...

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  ...

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 ...

Islamophobia - 20 years on, still a challenge for us all

13 Apr, 2016 by Lester Holloway

In the context of Channel 4’s programme ‘What Do Muslims Really Think’, Runnymede’s Director, Dr Om ...

Cooking up change

12 Oct, 2015 by Lester Holloway

Sondhya Gupta hopes the Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain will help change perceptions about Muslims By now even if ...

Multiculturalism isn’t a dirty word

04 Sep, 2015 by Lester Holloway

By Dr Varun Uberoi British politicians once frequently used the term ‘multiculturalism’ in speeches about immigrati ...

As a woman of colour, the odds are never in your favour

12 May, 2015 by Victoria Nambi

First year English student at UCL Victoria Nambi, inspired by a documentary looking at race and gender, imagines how long we cou ...

How The Next Government Can Reduce Racial Inequality

03 May, 2015 by Omar Khan

The major political parties have competed very little over how best to respond to ethnic inequalities compared to poverty, for e ...

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Who are the new Chinese migrants in the UK?

02 Apr, 2015 by Caroline Knowles

With more new Chinese migrants arriving in the UK than those from any other country, it is time to update our rather archaic por ...

VIDEO: History Lessons

01 Apr, 2015 by Runnymede

Runnymede's History Lessons project looks at the importance of diversity in the curriculum, particularly in history le ...

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Rejecting Enoch Powell is Not Enough

08 Mar, 2015 by Omar Khan

Across Europe and North America the political right is increasingly focused on widening their appeal to black and minority ethni ...

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A great start to understanding what it means to be a Muslim in Britain today

04 Mar, 2015 by Omar Khan

The recent summary of the evidence on Muslims in Britain collected by the Muslim Council of Britain provides a welcome insight ...

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Whose history, whose story? Is our school history curriculum fit for purpose?

02 Mar, 2015 by Debbie Weekes-Bernard

Britain is increasingly diverse, as we all know. According to the 2011 Census, 20% of people in England and Wales identify them ...

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The challenge for race equality: 50 years on from the Race Relations Act

27 Feb, 2015 by Omar Khan

Fifty years on from the first race relations legislation passed in Britain, the popular press, our political leaders, and public ...

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The black women fighting in today's civil rights movement

20 Feb, 2015 by Sophie Wilkinson

  This weekend we find out if Selma, a film charting the civil rights movement to seek equal voter rights for black people, ...

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Despite his faux pas, Cumberbatch spoke out. Many don't.

13 Feb, 2015 by Nicola Rollock

At first glance, Benedict Cumberbatch’s recent faux pas - using the word ‘coloured’ to refer to racially minoritised group ...

Baroness Doreen Lawrence: A Future of Hope Through Unity

10 Feb, 2015 by Doreen Lawrence

In the week that Oscar- nominated civil rights drama Selma wins at the NAACP awards, Baroness Doreen Lawrence&rsq ...

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Following in the footsteps of Dr Martin Luther King Jr

27 Jan, 2015 by Heidi Mirza

Dr Heidi Safia Mirza recalls her speech at St Paul's Cathedral for the Runnymede event to commemorate 50 years since Dr Martin L ...

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‘Blacking up’, past and present: explanations are not justifications

15 Oct, 2014 by Omar Khan

  Living in a society where people hold different beliefs and express varying cultural practices does not typically lead to ...

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Exhibit B

26 Sep, 2014 by admin

Exhibit B by Robbie Shilliam Here’s my take on the Exhibit B furore that has been going on at the B ...

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Never Here… but There and Everywhere: Football, Racism and Equality

22 May, 2014 by Jonathan Long

Professor Jonathan Long, from the Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure, Leeds Metropolitan University, and member ...

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How the Poles saved England - another forgotten story

28 Apr, 2014 by Mark Johnson

In 1940, Britain stood alone against the might of Nazi Germany. The Nazi totalitarian state represented the most viscous and vio ...

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Race, class and teenage subcultures

26 Mar, 2014 by Sumi Hollingworth

If you send your children to an ethnically and socially diverse school, are they going to mix? This issue was the starting po ...

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Taking biracial identity at more than face value

12 Mar, 2014 by admin

Face Value is an exhibition in Toronto, which  explores the complexities of mixed-race identity, which is described by theorist ...

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The power of art

12 Mar, 2014 by admin

In this interview with Mohammed Ali, a graffiti artist and community organiser known for his fusion of street-art and Is ...

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What Steve McQueen’s Oscar win means to Black British Millennials

06 Mar, 2014 by Zaneta Denny

I remember distinctively hearing a loud scream from one of my relatives, urging me to drop everything, lock, stock and barrel, t ...

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Slavery and Me

17 Feb, 2014 by Roger Griffith

To someone with the blood of African heritage running proudly through their veins, the issues of freedom and slavery are as cont ...

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Race and Sex

14 Feb, 2014 by admin

Yesterday, End Racism This Generation went to Manchester to discuss Race and Sex. In case you missed it, here are some thoughts ...

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After All These Years: Our Gypsy Journey Continues (Review)

12 Feb, 2014 by Emily Churchill

Reading After All These Years is like sitting around a fire with Maggie Smith-Bendall, listening to her tell you stories, which ...

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British Asians Dancing Their Way Up the Ladder?

07 Feb, 2014 by Harpreet Cholia

 As we joined the back of the queue, we were standing behind four white people, two guys and two girls. They were already a lit ...

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The Material Girl Instagrams the N-Word

06 Feb, 2014 by Dhiraj Murthy

Though we increasingly understand what happens online is not any less ‘real’ than what happens offline, it can be easy for s ...

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Is Islam more British than the EDL? (Podcast)

17 Jan, 2014 by admin

Yasir Mirza, the Head of Diversity and Inclusion at the Guardian and Remona Aly, the Campaigns Director at Exploring Isl ...

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'Hello, Jav, Got a New Motor?': Cars, (De)Racialization and Muslim Identity

15 Jan, 2014 by Yunis Alam

The car is a symbolic presence at the heart of the everyday experience of multi-ethnic coexistence. Exploring the potential sign ...