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Race and Elections

Black and minority ethnic voters will help decide Britain's next Prime Minister, according to new Runnymede research.

 

 

Read more and download the Race and Elections report

History Lessons

Who gets included in the story?

Runnymede's History Lessons project looks at the importance of diversity in the teaching of history.

Download the Perspectives Paper: Teaching Diversity In and Through the National Curriculum

Download the teaching resource: Making British Histories

Race Card

Race Card in an online news and comment platform run by Runnymede that provides a space where a diverse set of voices can speak honestly about race.

It is produced by a mixture of journalists, bloggers, politicians and academics. Race Card equips you with analysis and data to tackle enduring racial inequality in the UK.

Visit Race Card from this link.

Aiming Higher

Black and minority ethnic (BME) young people are often told to pursue education and training to improve their job prospects.

Since the 1990s BME people have had higher participation rates in higher education, but this new Runnymede report, Aiming Higher, shows that BME student still have to do better than their white peers to make it into university. Read: Aiming Higher: Race, Inequality and Diversity in the Academy

Martin Luther King

Fifty years ago Martin Luther King Jr spoke in London at St Paul's Cathedral on his way to receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. Runnymede is delighted to have supported an anniversary lecture on 4 December on how we can end racism today and work towards Martin Luther King's dream.

St Paul's have written up the event here, with Runnymede's Director putting it in current context here.

Ethnic inequalities

Runnymede has published a major report outlining inequalities between ethnic minorities and white British people for every local authority in England and Wales.

The research was produced by the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity at the University of Manchester and shows that differences in living standards for minorities and white British have remained persistent since 2000. Left alone, the problem will not solve itself.

Read the briefing or the full report. Data for any local authority is also available.

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Posted by Vicki 13 July 2010 : antisemitism , Conservative ,

During the past week, the Conservative MP for Southend West David Amess has received answers from the government to questions on anti-Semitism and higher education and on the government’s plans to reduce anti-Semitism overseas.

Arguing that “there is no place for racism of any form, including anti-Semitism, in higher education”, the skills secretary David Willetts MP stated in response that universities have “primary responsibility” for ensuring students are not subject to abusive behaviour on campus, adding that the government would expect them to vigorously tackle these issues.

He added that the previous government provided updated guidance to higher education institutions on “Promoting Good Campus Relations, Fostering Shared Values and Preventing Violent Extremism in Universities and Higher Education Colleges”, available here. He also stated that a meeting between the Jewish community and high education stakeholders is in the process of being arranged.

In response to David Amess’s question on international anti-Semitism, foreign office minister Jeremy Browne said that combating all forms of racism remains an “important part of the government’s human rights agenda”. He added that the government supports the All Party Parliamentary Group on anti-Semitism in its work tackling the issue across Europe. 

Posted by Vicki 04 March 2010 : antisemitism , Gypsy , Traveller ,

A few parliamentary written questions of interest were answered yesterday on the gypsy and traveller communities, local government services for asylum, anti-semitism in schools and the government’s prevent strategy. Read today's post in full for details. 

Posted by Vicki 01 March 2010 : antisemitism , asylum ,

Welcome to the first post of Runnymede’s Westminster Monitor blog. There are two items of interest from parliament and Whitehall today – an EDM from Labour MP Andrew Dismore on antisemitism on Facebook, and a consultation from the Home Office on asylum.

Latest News

Increasing their party's appeal to ethnic minority voters could help decide whether David Cameron or Ed Miliband emerges as Prime Minister, according to our report Race and Elections released 20 April 2015.
Runnymede's Director, Dr Omar Khan, has been asked to sit alongside leading politicians on the Financial Inclusion Commission.
The Runnymede Trust has joined peer organisations in endorsing the Race Equality Matters' Election Statement.