runnymede trust

The UK’s leading race equality think tank

Authoritative, evidence-based interventions to overcome racial inequality. 

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runnymede trust

The UK’s leading independent race equality think tank.

Authoritative, evidence-based interventions to overcome racial inequality. 

See latest publications
runnymede trust

We generate research to challenge racial inequality in Britain

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%

46% of ethnic minority children are living in poverty in Britain.

10p

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.

18x

Black people are 18 times more likely to be stopped and searched under Section 60 than their white counterparts.

1%

Fewer than 1% of students at GCSE level study a book by a writer of colour.

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We provide the evidence to challenge racial injustice

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. 

Environment

Confronting Injustice: Racism and the Environmental Emergency

Systemic racism and environmental injustice are two sides of the same coin - we can’t tackle one without tackling the other.

Employment & Economy

Falling Faster amidst a Cost-of-Living Crisis: Poverty, Inequality and Ethnicity in the UK

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.

Employment & Economy

Broken Ladders

The myth of meritocracy for women of colour in the workplace

Policy Development

Parliamentary Briefing: Our Response to the Ministry of Justice's Human Rights Act Consultation

The Runnymede Trust's response to the Ministry of Justice's Human Rights Act Consultation

Education

Lit In Colour: Diversity in Literature in English Schools

Supporting schools to make the teaching and learning of English Literature more inclusive

Movement Building

Making Change: What Works?

What we can learn from movements that have made change – as well as those who have fallen short – for our changemaking efforts today.

OUR PARTNERS

Real change happens together

We are proud to work with partners as diverse as the communities we represent.

Lit in Colour

Supporting inclusive reading in schools.

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We Move - A Race Equality & Migrants Rights Summit

We Move 2022 - a race equality and migrants’ rights summit.

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Confronting Injustice

Race and the environmental emergency

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Visualise: Race and Inclusion in Art Education

Access to the visual arts for Black and minority ethnic students in the UK.

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Broken Ladders: the myth of meritocracy for women of colour in the workplace

75% of women of colour have experienced racism at work, and 61% report changing themselves to ‘fit in’.

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The Ethnicity Pay Gap and Ethnic Minority Employment

The ethnic pay gap and wider employment experiences of ethnically diverse communities in the UK.

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Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity

Researching the dynamics of ethnicity in Britain.

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Race and Class

Our work with the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) on race and class inequality in the UK

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Race Matters

Welcome to our blog, Race Matters. Read the latest content on all matters to do with race and see all our blogs.

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