Race Matters

Category : Identity

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

What the Refugee Crisis Says about Race in Europe

30 Oct, 2015 by Lester Holloway

Some European politicians are defining the refugee crisis, and the right to stay in Europe, on the basis of colour and Christian ...

What does your name mean to you?

13 Oct, 2015 by Lester Holloway

What does your name mean to you? Zahrah Surooprajally is proud of her's. What’s your name? The first question people ...

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 ...

The Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain: 15 years On

09 Oct, 2015 by Lester Holloway

15 years after the publication of the groundbreaking Parekh Report, Runnymede's director Dr Omar Khan reflects on how far we've ...

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 ...


How does a university deal with its legacy of eugenics?

10 Apr, 2015 by Runnymede

Jess Murray and Ollie Phelan, students at University College London (UCL), analyse the legacy of eugenics left to their universi ...


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 ...


Why do we need anti-racism laws in the 21st century?

23 Mar, 2015 by Barbara Cohen

A debate sparked by Trevor Phillips’ Channel 4 documentary, Things We Won’t Say About Race That Are True, has put the spotli ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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, ...

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 ...


‘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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Challenging a culture of racial equivalence

11 Mar, 2014 by Miri Song

In the last several years, charges of ‘racism’ have been rife – whether on the football pitch, reality television, or in t ...

Love and Colour

28 Feb, 2014 by admin

This short film follows two people's journeys in coming to understand themselves as both black and gay.  It calls of p ...


Coming out as a Black Feminist

21 Feb, 2014 by Chinyere Ifemeni

I started identifying as a feminist two years ago, when I began studying for my A-Levels in college. In secondary school, I was ...


Humza Yousaf MSP on Muslims in Scotland

18 Feb, 2014 by admin

In this podcast Humza Yousaf, the MSP for Glasgow and Scottish Government Minister for External Affairs & International ...


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 ...


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 ...


Hooked on Arab Stereotypes

11 Feb, 2014 by Joseph Willits

The UK’s Arab community isn’t as large as those communities from South Asia, and casual stereotypes about race have long bee ...


Deep Roots - a story of Black British Publishing

10 Feb, 2014 by Heiba Lamara

The name of John La Rose is synonymous with independent radical Black publishing in Britain and the Caribbean. A committed trade ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Challenging Whiteness

31 Jan, 2014 by Sondhya Gupta

You’re not racist, so… It is shocking that when we talk to people about racism, many assume that we mean incidents of phy ...


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 ...


'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 ...


What's in a Name?

13 Jan, 2014 by Emily Wykes

Our surnames profoundly affect both our life chances, and sense of self.  For example, in employment a NatCen study in 2010 fou ...


Dissecting Intersectionality

10 Jan, 2014 by Bisi Alimi

It is high time that black men in the position of power start standing up for black people irrespective of gender, age, social c ...