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.
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.
The Conservative Party and racial justice: Demos and Runnymede essay collection
17 October 2011
In partnership with Runnymede, the Progressive Conservatism Project at Demos has published a collection of essays from leading Conservative thinkers, writers and politicians laying out a new centre-Right approach to racial justice and inequality.
The collection, Are we there yet? urges David Cameron to concentrate on 'both sides of the deal' instead of appearing to focus only on ensuring that Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) British citizens live by 'British values'.
It floats a series of policy recommendations explaining how the Big Society can help to overcome entrenched racial injustice in British society.
"Are we there yet?" recommends that government:
- Supports the development of Free Schools in BME communities in order to help overcome the entrenched disadvantage faced by young black men and other BME groups.
- Nurtures faith and community groups working in BME communities - and foster the development of role models and mentors.
- Order Police Forces to resume recording the ethnicity of suspects who are subject to stop and search.
- Engage in a more positive discourse about 'multiculturalism' - continuing to dismantle 'state multiculturalism' whilst demonstrating pride in the plethora of cultures and communities that make Britain what it is.
The collection contains contributions from Gavin Barwell MP, Andrew Boff AM, Ray Lewis, Paul Goodman, Fiona Melville and others.
We are planning similar essay collections with the Liberal Democrats and Labour Party shortly.
You can read the essay collection on the demos website.
The Runnymede Trust and a network of national organistions comitted to equal opportunities have expressed concerns to the Governments recent reform to transforming legal aid.Please click here to read the submission response to the proposal.
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.