In partnership with the University of Reading, Runnymede has launched a new website called Romans Revealed, which looks at just how diverse Roman Britain was.
We are inviting ideas and proposals for films & the project evaluation for our new campaign 'End Racism This Generation'
Runnymede has launched the first race equality scorecard in Kingston.
The Scorecard project is an innovative way of collecting and monitoring data on racial inequalities and will enable local partners and stakeholders to hold service providers to account for racial inequalities in their areas.
The Runnymede Trust hosted its annual race debate in January, with this year's event focusing on whether racists have the right to be heard.
You can now watch the video in full of the debate by clicking here.
Runnymede has responded to the Government's consultation on measuring child poverty.
Select Committee takes on DNA database
12 March 2010
The Home Affairs Select Committee this week published a report which argues that a new centralised system is needed for removals from the DNA database. In the report - which outlines the findings of its recent inquiry into the government database - the Committee also says that while it does not question the indefinite retention of the DNA profiles of those convicted of crimes, the current system of indefinitely retaining the DNA profiles of people who are not actually convinced of any crime is "impossible to defend" . However, the report does not focus on the disproportionate numbers of those from the black community profiled on the database.
Commenting, Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chair of the Committee, said: "DNA profiling and matching are vital tools in the fight against crime. However, Especially in the case of those of who are arrested and have their DNA taken but are then never charged, or never convicted of a crime, it is a very complex issue to balance the potential benefit of retaining their data against the threat to individual privacy"
The latest review of the National Curriculum by the Government proposes that no BME cultures or individuals are learned about until pupils are 11 years old.
Omar Khan, our Head of Policy Research, gave evidence at the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia on the 21st March.
We are inviting ideas and proposals for website design, films, social surveys & project evaluation for our new campaign 'End Racism This Generation'.