Race Matters

Category : Global

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. ...

How I learned to ask about forgotten history

31 Jul, 2017 by Runnymede

Author, publisher and co-founder of the Black and Asian Studies Association, Marika Sherwood, explores the idea of forgotten his ...

Race equality and Brexit: One year on

23 Jun, 2017 by Omar Khan

Today (23 June) marks the first anniversary of an EU referendum result which not only upturned our political landscape ...

What we don't say about ‘British India’

12 May, 2017 by admin

This year marks the 70th anniversary of Indian independence and the partition of the subcontinent into modern day India, Pakista ...

Inhuman and degrading: the hidden reality of mass deportation

07 Apr, 2017 by admin

Last week 17 people were arrested for grounding a privately chartered ‘ghost flight' at Stansted airport, which would ...

Racism and inequality: The truth about Brexit

28 Mar, 2017 by admin

In the week that UK Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50, beginning our official departure from the European Union ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...


Black Americans died for voting rights in Selma; we can't be complacent about ours

28 Jan, 2015 by Omar Khan

Fifty years ago Dr Martin Luther King Jr led a movement demanding voting rights for African Americans, marching from Selma, in A ...


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 ...


Being Romanian – or British – doesn't protect ethnic minorities from discrimination

29 Oct, 2014 by Omar Khan

Note: this 2013 post is being republished from the Runnymede blog Anti-discrimination and equality legislation has been passe ...


Could your business idea change the world?

13 May, 2014 by Anne McPherson

Starting your own business can be a daunting prospect but the rewards can be life-changing. In the UK, 8% of small businesses ar ...


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 ...


Caribbean Airmen over Nazi Germany - an unknown story

23 Apr, 2014 by Mark Johnson

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Reparations and the war against human nature itself

13 Mar, 2014 by Jeff Banis

If you have links with the Caribbean, it’s never been more important to know your history.  Reparations are back on the agend ...


Zwarte Piet Parade (Gallery)

15 Jan, 2014 by admin

Photo Credit: Rachel Sato-Banks Zwarte Piet, also known as Black Pete, first appeared in Dutch and Belgian folklore in th ...


The World Wars forgotten Black Fighters

13 Jan, 2014 by Marc Wadsworth

Best selling author Ken Follett’s spat with a white former Rhodesian Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot who accused the writer of pol ...


Britain's Invisible Elections

10 Jan, 2014 by Monique Lane

With less than six months to go before the European Elections there does not seem to be any sense of urgency to engage the publi ...