Race Matters

Category : Equalities Legislation

How is caste discrimination different from racism?

18 Aug, 2017 by CasteWatchUK

While the caste system - and the discrimination it engenders - originated in South Asia, it is very much present in the UK. ...

Black and gay: The persistence of racism in the LGBT community

08 Aug, 2017 by Emmanuel Agu

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, founder of UK Black Pride, which celebrated its 13th birthday this year, says:"UK Black Pride (UKBP) was fou ...

Celebrating black and Asian writers is not racist

18 May, 2017 by Runnymede

Following Conservative MP (currently Candidate for Shipley) Philip Davies' complaint to the Equality and Human Right's Commissio ...

Electing Without Prejudice: Free speech. Hard facts. Real debate.

18 Apr, 2017 by Runnymede

As news of the snap election on 8 June 2017 sinks in, Runnymede calls on politicians of all political persuasions to focus on is ...

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 ...

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 ...

LISTEN: Runnymede luminaries discuss the first Race Relations Act

11 Dec, 2015 by Lester Holloway

Listen again to BBC 4's Archive on 4 show exploring the first Race Relations Act 50 years ago, with Runnymede's founders Jim R ...

David Lammy: We've come a long way but the fight isn't over

08 Dec, 2015 by Lester Holloway

The best way to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Race Relations Act is to keep fighting, says David Lammy, chair of the ...

Maria Miller on 50 years since the first Race Relations Act

08 Dec, 2015 by Lester Holloway

On the 50th anniversary of the first Race Relations Act Maria Miller, chair of the Commons equalities committee, reflects on wha ...

Race and the media

23 Nov, 2015 by Lester Holloway

Runnymede’s online editor Lester Holloway reflects on how far the media has come in 50 years since the first Race Relation ...

LISTEN > Race Relations laws: 50 years old (BBC audio, 5 minutes)

16 Oct, 2015 by Lester Holloway

Listen to the BBC's radio package on 50 years since the first Race Relations Act. This was recorded at Runnymede's conference an ...