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For more than 50 years, we have worked tirelessly to build a Britain in which we all feel valued, enjoy equal opportunities, lead fulfilling lives, and share a common sense of belonging.
From broadening the curriculum to exposing the Windrush scandal, our work is rooted in challenging structural racism and its impact on our communities. Proudly independent, for over 50 years our authoritative research-based interventions have equipped decision makers, practitioners and citizens with the knowledge and tools to deliver genuine progress towards racial equality in Britain.
We are proud to work with partners as diverse as the communities we represent. Working together is the best way to make real strides in racial justice.
Research into access to the visual arts for Black and minority ethnic students in the UK.
75% of women of colour have experienced racism at work, and 61% report changing themselves to ‘fit in’.
The ethnic pay gap and wider employment experiences of ethnically diverse communities in the UK.
The structural barriers faced by Black and ethnic minority artists in the music industry.
Our work with the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) on race and class inequality in the UK
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As we continue to reel from the murder of George Floyd two long years later, Ellie Ikiebe articulately reinforces rest as a form of resistance. Who gets to rest and who does not? Why is so much chaos left for marginalised communities to fix when it is not their creation? Why are certain demographics of people placed in jobs that see them overworked and underpaid? Why nature is harder to access when you live in an inner city, why does the countryside feels unsafe to many marginalised communities? These questions are important because access to rest is not equally distributed. Rest is an act of political warfare.Read blog post
Former Runnymede Trust Unbound Trainee, Bowale Fadare, reflects on her visit to the Horniman Museum’s exhibition, Hair: Untold Stories. What is the cultural and political significance of hair, and how can we unlearn discriminatory norms, starting with hair?Read blog post
Christina Orekedo interviews Kay Rufai, creator of the S.M.I.L.E-ing Boys project. The project is a showcase of young Black boys being able to express themselves in a way that our society doesn’t always permit. Our young Black Boys are continuously pigeonholed. From being disproportionately stopped and searched, excluded from school, to simply being overlooked, Kay Rufai transforms this narrative by spotlighting the stories of young Black boys.Read blog post
As the Nationality and Borders Bill progresses through parliament and the government unveil its new plan to offshore refugee to Rwanda, the UK is approaching a crossroads. It either turns its back on the international protection system - which states that refugees must not be penalised based on how they arrive - or provides all refugees with an equal level of dignity and support. Choosing the latter is essential. Sanctuary should never discriminate.Read blog post
Born with Cerebral Palsy, now just 17 years old, Yasmin Caulfield's main mission is to use writing as a platform to create resonance and understanding surrounding issues of equality, progression and acceptance, while empowering others to find sanctuary in their individual expression. In this blog piece she gives her thoughts on what 'normal' means, and why different should be the new normal.Read blog post
Ansar Ahmed Ullah reflects on the rise of British Asian underground music scene in the 80s and 90s, which flourished amidst an environment of racial violence and political struggle for self-identity and created a whole new genre.Read blog post
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