Runnymede has launched a news website called Race Card, offering you the latest comment and analysis on race equality stories.
Race Card 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.
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Race and Community will be conducting a new inquiry on Race and Higher Education.
The Inquiry is seeking written submissions. Read more about the inquiry here.
Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Runnymede is launching a new learning and creative project, In My Footsteps.
We are currently recruiting for workshop volunteers. For more information on the project and for details on how to apply click here.
Runnymede has released a new book called 'Nurturing the Nation: The Asian contribution to the NHS since 1948', which looks at the lives and careers of Asian employees at all levels of the NHS.
Muslims are not all stereotypes!
Runnymede has launched 'The New Muslims'. The report examines the wide range of Muslim identities in the UK through looking at a number of factors, including changing demographics, Muslims in the army, Muslims in the media and youth culture. This failure to understand diversity among Muslims leads to ill-thought out government policy
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.
We are greatly saddened to hear of Stuart Hall's passing. He was and remains a huge inspiration for all of Runnymede's work.
Read some thoughts from us here.
Runnymede's new Race Equality Scorecard research has been released. The research on the boroughs of Kingston, Redbridge and Croydon has found that black and Asian residents are at higher risks of being homeless or living in overcrowded residences than their white counterparts.