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.
Runnymede calls for racism to be kept out of election
21 April 2010
Following the ippr’s findings that immigration does not increase BNP support, the Guardian has published a letter today calling for the three main political parties to publicly declare that racism has no place in politics.
Signed by 17 high profile activists – including Runnymede’s director Rob Berkeley, journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Operation Black Vote director Simon Woolley – the letter argues that due to closely fought nature of this election, there will be the temptation to make concessions to placate supposed racist voters. In addition, the letter adds that whilst the three main political parties all oppose racism, it “is not enough”.
Highlighting that some sections of the media are “unrestrained in their anti-immigrant and anti-asylum-seeker rhetoric”, the letter argues that we are drifting towards the normalisation of racist discourse. Its adds that “those who would like to promote racist policies towards asylum seekers…have learned to disguise their views in emollient and euphemistic words”.
In light of this, the letter argues that it is more important than ever for political parties to explicitly state that the demonisation of black and minority ethnic communities, immigrants and asylum seekers will not be tolerated, and that tackling racial inequality is a key priority for any government.
Read the full letter online.
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'.