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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.
46% of ethnic minority children are living in poverty in Britain.
For every £1 of White British wealth, Indian households have 90-95p, Pakistani households 50p, Black Caribbean 20p, and Black African and Bangladeshi households have 10p.
Black people are 18 times more likely to be stopped and searched under Section 60 than their white counterparts.
Fewer than 1% of students at GCSE level study a book by a writer of colour.
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.
Systemic racism and environmental injustice are two sides of the same coin - we can’t tackle one without tackling the other.
Falling Faster shows how and why Black and minority ethnic people are disproportionately suffering from poverty and income disparities amidst the cost of living crisis.
'Over-policed and under-protected' reveals the full scope of police presence in UK schools.
In tribute to Stephen Lawrence’s legacy, on the 30th anniversary of his death, the Runnymede Trust and Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation have partnered to look at how British attitudes have shifted in the last 30 years, and how young people are paving the way toward a more equitable future.
The myth of meritocracy for women of colour in the workplace
Supporting schools to make the teaching and learning of English Literature more inclusive
We are proud to work with partners as diverse as the communities we represent.
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’.
We Move 2022 - a race equality and migrants’ rights summit.
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Frustrated by the lack of Asian representation in women’s football in the UK, embroidery artist Nicole Chui joined forces with Baesianz art collective co-founders Sami Kimberley and Sarah Khan in May 2022 to form Baesianz FC, a team for women, trans and non-binary people of Asian heritage. She spoke to Nellie Khossousi about how the London-based club is helping to make football a more inclusive sport.Read blog post
A critically acclaimed piece of theatre, PlayFight holds a mirror up to the systemic racism in schools, particularly the adultification of Black children. Ahead of a run at the Pleasance Theatre in Islington, actor and theatre producer Shereener Browne explains how the play was inspired by a shocking incident in school involving her six-year-old son.Read blog post
A recent parliamentary meeting brought together MPs, barristers and representatives of civil society groups and the Crown Prosecution Service to discuss why British policing is failing marginalised groups and how the problem can be addressed. The Runnymede Trust’s Sophia Purdy-Moore and Nannette Youssef explore the issues raised and call for ‘multiple, holistic responses’ to tackle the entrenched racial disproportionalities in the criminal justice system.Read blog post
During the 2020 lockdown, Haroon Mota founded Muslim Hikers in an attempt to inspire members of his community to take part in outdoor activities in the UK countryside. The organisation has since gone from strength to strength, breaking down barriers, attracting hundreds of people to its monthly events, and collaborating with global brands such as Adidas. Mota spoke to Nellie Khossousi about how his Active Inclusion Network – which includes the Muslim Runners and Muslim Cyclists groups, as well as Muslim Hikers – is making the great outdoors a more accessible and inclusive place.Read blog post
Gracie Mae Bradley and Luke de Noronha’s powerful and thought-provoking book Against Borders argues that borders harm all of us – by dividing families and workers, fuelling racial division and reinforcing global disparities – and must be scrapped. In this edited extract, the authors explain why it is vital that anti-racists join the fight for abolition.Read blog post
On 22 April 1993, a young aspiring architect, Stephen Lawrence, was murdered in a racist attack in Eltham, southeast London. His death had a seismic impact on British society, shining a spotlight on its racial inequities, prejudices, discrimination and violence. It also prompted the landmark Macpherson report, which brought the issue of institutional racism into the mainstream and whose findings were echoed in the recent Casey report. To mark the 30th anniversary of Stephen’s death, the Runnymede Trust and the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation have jointly produced a new report, Dear Stephen: Race and belonging 30 years on, that honours his life and legacy. Here is the introduction to this vital piece of research.Read blog post
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