Race Matters

Category : Education

Black female professors in the UK

08 Mar, 2017 by admin

Picture: Donna Chambers, Professor of Tourism at Sunderland UniversityMost higher educations institutions in the UK do not emplo ...

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 ...

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 ...

Only 18 black teachers in Liverpool

05 May, 2016 by Lester Holloway

Professor Bill Boyle and Marie Charles investigate Liverpool’s inability to reflect the city’s 400-year black presen ...

How black young men are overcoming the label of educational 'failure' to achieve success

28 Jan, 2016 by Lester Holloway

University of Nottingham academics Prof Cecile Wright, Prof Uvanney Maylor and Sophie Becker explore how young black men seek to ...

Teaching profession fails to reflect multi-cultural student population

20 Nov, 2015 by Lester Holloway

Runnymede’s head of research Dr Debbie Weekes Bernard is quoted in The Guardian today talking about experience of BME pupi ...

The School Report – the more things change, the more they stay the same

28 Sep, 2015 by Lester Holloway

Runnymede Trust have launched a new report on race and race inequality in Britain's schools. You can read the report here. One o ...

The experiences of Black and minority ethnic academics

17 Jul, 2015 by admin

Prof Kalwant Bhopal By Professor Kalwant Bhopal There is recent data to suggest that Black and minority ethnic (BME) acad ...

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Race equality in higher education symposium

10 Jul, 2015 by admin

How do we achieve race equality in higher education (HE) when all the statistics show high levels of unequal outcomes? Th ...

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Measuring Child Poverty: Implications for Black and minority ethnic families

24 Jun, 2015 by admin

In February 2013 Runnymede responded to the then-Government's Measuring Child Poverty Consultation. With the Prime Minister sugg ...

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 ...

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 ...

VIDEO: Race Equality and Higher Education

19 Mar, 2015 by Runnymede

The toplines of Runnymede's recent report, Aiming Higher: Race, Inquality and Diversity in the Academy, are brought to life in t ...

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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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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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Wisdom to End Racism: Keeping the Fight Alive

30 May, 2014 by Sondhya Gupta

Still Keeping the Fight Alive is a fantastic film that tells the history of racism in East London over the past 33 years and how ...

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Dr Maya Angelou's passing must propel activists and the anti-racist agenda

29 May, 2014 by Remi Salisbury

Yesterday, a true hero of the African diaspora passed away. In contemporary times, when sports stars and celebrities are the mos ...

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Let’s dig deeper about race in schools

22 May, 2014 by Rose Hall

No-one wants to be labelled as a racist. It is a dirty word, thrown around cautiously. Even when Nigel Farage slams immigrants, ...

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Middlesbrough Young People Tackle Racism Head On!

21 May, 2014 by Marsha Garratt

The All In Youth Project is based in Middlesbrough in the North East of England and we work with young people aged 7-25 predomin ...

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Dear white people: it’s not OK

12 May, 2014 by York Vision

Since a video surfaced which may have shown Jeremy Clarkson using the N word, the ‘right’ to use a word which O.J. Simpson ...

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Racism in the delivery of mental health services

06 May, 2014 by Suman Fernando

For many years, black and some other minority ethnic groups have been badly served by our mental health service. Some of the pro ...

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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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Caribbean Airmen over Nazi Germany - an unknown story

23 Apr, 2014 by Mark Johnson

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Tackling workplace discrimination in the health service

23 Apr, 2014 by Ravi Seenan

Chair of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT), Gary Page, is this month launching our new initiative to ‘Challenge, ...

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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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Why Isn't My Professor Black? On Reflection

21 Mar, 2014 by Leona Nichole Black

Earlier this month, University College London, one of the UK’s elite academies, hosted a public lecture with a panel of ac ...

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Nottingham by numbers: The widening the racial disadvantage gap

14 Mar, 2014 by Cecile Wright

According to the legend, one of Nottingham’s best known figures, Robin Hood, took from the rich and gave to the poor, beginnin ...

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Remembering Operation Blue Star

27 Feb, 2014 by Kaur J

On June 4th 1984, the Indian government launched 'Operation Blue star' against the Sikh separatists, killing 400 people. The at ...

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Why we shouldn't blindly defend Gender Segregation

03 Feb, 2014 by Khadijah Elshayyal

Gender segregation at university student events is not a new phenomenon. Separate gender seating arrangements have been practise ...