RACE MATTERS

The latest content on all matters regarding race

RACE MATTERS

The latest content on all matters regarding race

The race matters blog

The latest content on all matters concerning race

Welcome to our blog, Race Matters, where you can read the latest content on all matters to do with race.

Race Matters aims to bring new perspectives to matters of racial (in)justice, including topics which people may not associate with race. We encourage blogs that shed new light on an issue and are backed up by evidence. We value personal stories that illustrate impact and give perspective.

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A legacy of Rest and Resistance

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.

Ellie Ikiebe
May 25, 2022
8 minutes

Beauty

It’s not just hair, it’s a tool to navigate society and relationships

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?

Bowale Fadare
May 12, 2022
5 minutes

Identity

Kay Rufai: ‘I love seeing people just be unapologetically themselves’

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.

Christina Oredeko
April 28, 2022
10 minutes

Migration

“What about us?": the UK’s discriminatory treatment of refugees must end

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.

Cameron Boyle
April 19, 2022
5 minutes

Identity

If everyone’s “normal” is different, then different should be the new normal

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.

Yasmin Caulfield
April 6, 2022
5 minutes

Culture

The underground Bengali music scene of the 80s and 90s: a story largely untold

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.

Ansar Ahmed Ullah
April 1, 2022
3 minutes

Policing

The horrifying abuse of Child Q should catalyse the end of police in schools

Amidst a backdrop of mobilisation against police institutional racism and misogyny in recent years, the case of Child Q sparked a reckoning with the harms of policing in schools.

Remi Joseph-Salisbury and Laura Connelly
March 29, 2022
4 minutes

Politics

The Bill of Rights: undermining rights for Black and ethnic minority groups when they most need protection

The Runnymede Trust's policy team explain why the Governments proposed upheaval of the Human Rights Act would dilute protections for Black and minority ethnic people, at a time when they most need support.

Alba Kapoor and Nannette Youssef
March 16, 2022
6 minutes

Economy

Cutting through the pandemic: the value of Black barbershops

As small Black businesses up and down the country struggle to bounce back from the pandemic, supporting their recovery should be a key aim. Not only will it help repair our local economies, it can help to enhance and protect the health and wellbeing of communities who have been at the sharp end of the pandemic.

Karis Campion
March 10, 2022
4 minutes

Education

Is it that deep? The impact of policing Black British language speakers in British schools

This blog is written by Black Learning Achievement and Mental Health (BLAM UK) to support their work to end linguistic injustice in schools. This piece explains why banning the use of Black British English in UK schools reinforces negative perceptions and stereotypes which are harmful to Black students.

Black Learning Achievement and Mental Health (BLAM UK)
March 2, 2022
3 minutes

Environment

Choked Up: The teenagers campaigning for clean air

Choked Up, a group who describe themselves as “black and brown teenagers from south London”, have set up a campaign for clean air. They explain the links between race and dangerous levels of air pollution in London, and what we can do about it.

Choked Up
February 16, 2022
4 minutes

History

The Importance of Re-Writing Migrant Workers Back into the History of the NHS

PhD student, Kathryn Zacharek explores the importance of rewriting the role of migrants in the NHS.

Kathryn Zacharek
January 20, 2022
6 minutes

History

The New Cross Fire 1981: A Personal Reflection

41 years ago today, 13 teenagers were killed in a fire that swept through 439 New Cross Road, in a suspected racist attack. While most of the country remained silent on the events of that day, Black people the length and breadth of Britain organised, their efforts eventually leading to the Black People’s Day of Action.

Ionie Richards
January 17, 2022
6 minutes

Economy

Shared Futures: conference background and summary

In April 2021, Runnymede Trust colleague Carol Sidney convened 2-day conference Shared Futures in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund to look at funders, funding & the BME third sector.

Carol Sidney
January 14, 2022
4 minutes

Health

The Health and Care Bill and the continuity of inequality

"It was disappointing to see that tackling ethnic health inequalities was not mentioned separately in the Health & Care Bill"

Owen Chinembiri
December 15, 2021
4 minutes

Politics

Listen to us: it's time to scrap the Policing Bill

Encompassing a crack down on everything from the right to protest to expanding the use of stop and search powers, the Bill constitutes draconian measures which will entrench racial discrimination and curtail civil liberties.

Nannette Youssef & Emmanuelle Andrews
December 8, 2021
6 minutes

Migration

The hostile environment and pandemic combined: refugees and asylum seekers’ experiences of life in the UK

The combined impacts of the pandemic with hostile environment policies have created a highly precarious situation, and until the hostile treatment of migrants changes, the precarity and vulnerability of asylum seekers and refugees – in pandemic and non-pandemic times –will remain.

Robin Finlay, Peter Hopkins and Matt Benwell
January 7, 2022
5 minutes

Identity

Black British Voices project: Major national study aims to redefine Black Britishness

A collaborative project between The Voice, Cambridge University and I-Cubed is an opportunity to help us understand how the community is feeling about certain issues.

Paula Dykes
November 5, 2021
3 minutes

History

Black History Month - How far have we really come?

As Black History month draws to a close after weeks of curated events and celebrations pertaining to black history and heritage in the UK, Runnymede Unbound Trainee, Sisanda Myataza, contemplates how far race relations have really progressed in Britain today.

Sisanda Myataza
October 29, 2021
5 minutes

Politics

Voter ID: a disproportionate solution to an invisible problem

Runnymede's Senior Policy Officer, Alba Kapoor, gives an in-depth look at the Elections Bill and why mandatory Voter ID poses a threat of disenfranchisement to certain voters in the UK.

Alba Kapoor
July 9, 2021
5 minutes

Education

Decolonising the curriculum: the importance of teacher training and development

Martin Johnson and Melissa Mouthaan
June 25, 2021
7 minutes

Migration

The case of Osime Brown: the young autistic man facing deportation

Raoul Walawalker
November 6, 2021
4 minutes

Identity

A tale of progress or a story of stereotypes? BME representation on film

Leon Williams
April 6, 2021

Education

BLM and education: are we any closer to a school system that works for all?

Sophia Purdy-Moore
March 6, 2021

Criminal Justice

A year since George Floyd's death, the struggle must continue

Kingsley Sheteh Newuh
May 25, 2021

Criminal Justice

One Year On

Remembering George Floyd on the anniversary of his death.

Runnymede Trust
May 25, 2021
2 minutes

Criminal Justice

Mohamud Hassan's family are still waiting for answers

Last year, a young man of Somali heritage died after being taken into police custody in Wales. It is a familiar story: he sustained injuries, but the police deny excessive force. Raoul Walawalker, a writer for Immigration News – which is part of an organisation of UK and Ireland immigration lawyers – interviews an activist who is helping the family.

Raoul Walawalker
May 14, 2021
4 minutes

Criminal Justice

28 years after Stephen Lawrence's murder, how far have we really come?

Today marks 28 years since the murder of Stephen Lawrence, which led to the landmark Macpherson Report on institutional racism. Runnymede's Unbound trainee, Bowale Fadare, interrogates how much has truly changed in Britain.

Bowale Fadare
April 22, 2021
5 minutes

Criminal Justice

Today, we remember Stephen Lawrence

Remembering who Stephen Lawrence was.

Runnymede
April 22, 2021
2 minutes

Islamophobia

Islamophobia: a problem rife across the political spectrum

Islamophobia isn't just something that manifests on the far-right – it is present in our political parties, our journalism and wider society. With Islamophobic hate crime on the rise, journalist Taj Ali says that we must confront the size of the problem, and take it more seriously.

Taj Ali
April 16, 2021
4 minutes

Migration

Has the COVID-19 pandemic changed media discourse on immigration?

The UK is a hostile environment for migrants – as is its media. But when the pandemic struck, and papers across the political spectrum encouraged us to applaud migrant workers, it looked like sentiment might be shifting. Cameron Boyle, political correspondent for the Immigration Advice Service, decided to investigate further.

Cameron Boyle
April 15, 2021
5 minutes

History

More than a viral story: the people's struggle for the Suez Canal

What is the history of the Suez Canal? After it was blocked last month, it became a viral news story but Mohja Amer noticed a lack of acknowledgement of the canal's colonial history. This article goes into depth exploring just that.

Mohja Amer
April 13, 2021
6 minutes

History

How the War of Independence Forged a Culture of Resistance among British Bangladeshis

March 26th 2021 marks 50 years since the start of Bangladesh’s independence struggle, which rapidly turned into a genocide in which around 3 million people were killed. This war is rarely spoken of today and remains unacknowledged and forgotten by the international community. Dr Halima Begum, CEO of the Runnymede Trust, was born in rural Sylhet and raised in London’s East End, she tells us what today signifies for her and her family.

Halima Begum
March 26, 2021
7 minutes

History

A struggle of memory: the history of the Bengali squatters movement

This month marks 45 years since the height of the Bengali squatters movement – yet accounts of Bengali housing activism have been overlooked and erased in the mainstream ever since. Today, PhD research student Shabna Begum remembers.

Shabna Begum
March 19, 2021
5 minutes

Education

Decolonising history is not 'censorship' - in fact it is the opposite

A politician recently suggested that efforts to 'decolonise the curriculum' are a form of censorship. Considering the reality of censorship throughout British history, journalist Taj Ali explains why these statements are wrong.

Taj Ali
March 18, 2021
5 minutes

Criminal Justice

March 13th Clapham Bandstand: an Anonymous Account

On Saturday 13th March 2021, a vigil was held in Clapham Common following the death of Sarah Everard. Unfortunately, scenes turned violent. An anonymous attendee gives us their eyewitness account.

Rohini Kahrs
March 16, 2021
2 minutes

Policing

Pontins and 'No Irish Need Apply': the prejudice that refuses to die

Professor Louise Ryan and Professor Don MacRaild, of the Centre for Global Diversities and Inequalities at London Metropolitan University, explain how Pontins institutional discrimination links to Britain's long history of anti-Irish and anti-Traveller discrimination.

Louise Ryan and Don MacRaild
December 3, 2021
4 minutes

Politics

The government is using its 'diverse' cabinet to deflect from racial inequality

The government has routinely attacked 'identity politics' – yet Boris Johnson's diverse cabinet is often held up as a beacon of representation. Journalist and former Ethnic Minorities Officer of Warwick Students' Union Taj Ali points out this contradiction and argues that Johnson's government must prioritise economics over optics.

Taj Ali
January 29, 2021
5 minutes

Politics

The government must not use pseudo-science to dismiss Covid's impact on BME communities

The government has suggested, on more than one occasion, that different ethnic groups are naturally more susceptible to COVID-19. Runnymede's research analyst Adam Almeida explains why theories about vitamin D deflect from the real issue: structural inequality.

Adam Almeida
January 25, 2021
4 minutes

Identity

The weaponisation of the 'left-behind white working class'

The phrase 'left-behind white working class' is now a regular staple in government rhetoric around equality. But how accurate is the concept? Nick Treloar, dissects the use of the term, and argues that it is weaponised by the government. 

Nick Treloar
January 14, 2021
4 minutes

Education

Students have called out institutional racism for decades. A new report confirms our experiences

University students have a long history of organising against racism on campus – but anti-racist action from the top-down has been slow. In light of a new report on racial harassment in higher education, journalist and former student representative Taj Ali lays out the state of things.

Taj Ali
May 1, 2021
4 minutes

Migration

The true impact of the Jamaica 50 deportations

After the media flurry, Zita Holbourne, national chair of Black Activists Rising Against Cuts (BARAC), documents the harrowing details of the Jamaica deportations and explains why the fight must continue.

Zita Holbourne
December 18, 2020
6 minutes

Migration

The Stansted 15 appeal: a symbol of our right to protest in the UK

Back in 2017, a group of 15 activists made headlines when they halted a charter flight that would deport 60 people from the UK. After some were given suspended jail sentences, and others, community orders, the group are now appealing their convictions. Raoul Walawalker, feature writer at the Immigration Advice Service platform ImmiNews, explains the importance of their case and subsequent appeal.

Raoul Walawalker
March 12, 2020
5 minutes

History

Black history legacies: Claudia Jones

Micha Frazer-Carroll
October 30, 2020
6 minutes

Environment

The fight isn't over for Elephant and Castle's Latin American community

Read all about London's Latin American communities fight to keep their communities un-gentrified and where the elephant and castle shopping centre fits into it.

Santiago Peluffo, Patria Roman-Velazquez and Natalia Perez
October 22, 2020
5 minutes

Health

Ethnic inequalities in Covid-19 are playing out again - how can we stop them?

New research by The Runnymede Trust and IPPR and co-authored by Dr Parth Patel (IPPR) and Alba Kapoor and Nick Treloar, Runnymede Trust's Policy Officer and Research Analyst respectively, has found that Covid is once again operating along racial lines.

Nick Treloar
October 19, 2020

History

Black History legacies: Stuart Hall

This Black History Month, the Race Matters blog is spotlighting people and movements that have played important roles in black British history, especially those whose contributions are often overlooked. This week, Acting Online Editor Micha Frazer-Carroll looks at the work of an academic, activist and cultural pioneer, Stuart Hall.

Micha Frazer-Carroll
September 10, 2020
6 minutes

Education

Why I'm taking legal action against the government's new school guidelines

The government recently introduced new guidelines for the teaching of Relationships and Sex Education – stating schools must not use materials from anti-capitalist groups, promote "victim narratives" or make certain accusations against state institutions. Marsha Garratt, an anti-racist researcher, educator and lecturer, explains why the Coalition of Anti-Racist Educators has launched legal action against the government to challenge the guidance.

Marsha Garratt
May 10, 2020
4 minutes

Culture

So you've read a lot of books on anti-racism - now what?

Following Black Lives Matter, there's been a surge in interest in anti-racist literature – but what do you do once you've done all the reading? Banseka Kayembe, founder of Naked Politics, offers some pointers for allies in the struggle against racism.

Banseka Kayembe
September 18, 2020
6 minutes

History

Beyond Banglatown: the rich history of Brick Lanes curry restaurants

A new research project by Runnymede, in conjunction with the University of Manchester, sheds light on the rich history of Brick Lane's curry restaurants. Here, research associate Sundeep Lidher explains why the team have turned their findings into an educational resource that is accessible to all.

Sundeep Lidher
July 31, 2020
6 minutes

Global

Speaking up: Anti-East Asian racism during Covid-19

A year of unprecedented events has led to more discussion about the structural racism experienced by different groups in the UK than we've had in a generation. Here, Claire Lee, a Reframer on the Reframing Race programme, explores her own experience of anti-East Asian racism, and considers where this fits in the context of the wider landscape of Black Lives Matter and widespread racial injustice.

Claire Lee
July 27, 2020
5 minutes

Health

There Then, Here Now: BME people & the NHS

Runnymede hosted a webinar on Windrush Day (22nd June) entitled There Then, Here Now: BME people and the NHS. Here, Runnymede’s Research and Policy Assistant Nick Treloar, summarises some highlights from the hour-long discussion.

Nick Treloar
July 14, 2020
3 minutes

Identity

The importance of heritage: black adopters needed

Children need a safe and loving home. When biological families are unable to provide it, looked-after children turn to the state to find one for them. Here, Grace Gomez of Parents and Children Together (PACT) explains the race factor that means black children, particularly, face greater barriers than others.

Grace Gomez
June 22, 2020
4 minutes

Politics

The case for a public inquiry into Covid-19 deaths

As pressure mounts on the government to provide not just evidence of the problem - but a plan for solutions, criminology doctoral student Carson Cole Arthur of Birkbeck University makes the case for a public inquiry into Covid-19.

Carson Cole Arthur
December 6, 2020
8 minutes

Education

7 Actions to Change the History Curriculum

Sundeep Lidher (historian & Runnymede's co-lead on Our Migration Story) and Hannah Elias (historian & Lecturer in Black British History at Goldsmiths) outline seven simple things you can do to change the history curriculum to include histories of migration, Black British experience and colonialism.

Sundeep Lidher
October 6, 2020
5 minutes

Culture

Sitting in Limbo: Windrush drama interview

Ahead of its premiere on the BBC on Monday, Runnymede's Lee Pinkerton interviews the writer of Sitting In Limbo, a drama showing the suffering at the heart of the Windrush scandal.

Lee Pinkerton
May 6, 2020
4 minutes

Environment

The race factor in access to green space

As we edge closer to the end of the lockdown conditions, one thing this unprecedented set of rules has taught us is the value of green space. Here, Beth Collier, a Nature Allied Psychotherapist and Director of Wild in the City outlines why green spaces and time in natural settings have always been vital to our mental and physical health, and how having less access to them has a significant impact on black and minority ethnic (BME) people in the UK.

Beth Collier
August 5, 2020
8 minutes

Education

Follow-up letter: Predicted grades & BME students

Following up on a previous open letter raising concerns about disadvantaged social and ethnic groups and the impact of predicted grades, Runnymede and more than a dozen other signatories (see full list below) sent this letter to the Education Minister today (29 April 2020).

Zubaida Haque
April 29, 2020
4 minutes

Economy

The Colour of Money: race and economic inequality

Black and minority ethnic (BME) people in Britain face extensive and persistent economic inequality, finds Runnymede’s latest report The Colour of Money: How racial inequalities obstruct a fair and resilient economy. Runnymede Director and report author Dr Omar Khan outlines some of the findings, which entirely fit the current COVID-29 pandemic context.

Omar Khan
April 26, 2020
3 minutes

Politics

State of the Nation: New comprehensive analysis on race in Britain

Just as the coronavirus pandemic shines a light on existing inequalities, Runnymede releases important deep analysis on race and racism in the UK. Here, Dr Omar Khan, Runnymede Director and co-author of the freely available book, outlines what you can expect to find in it.

Omar Khan
September 4, 2020
4 minutes

Politics

Windrush: 10 urgent recommendations

Runnymede and 35 race equality, migrant rights and human rights organisations, and Windrush campaigners, wrote to the Home Secretary, Priti Patel MP, outlining ten key recommendations to prioritise following the publication of the Windrush Lessons Learned Review in March 2020.

Rahul Verma
August 4, 2020
5 minutes

Education

Open Letter: Predicted grades & BME students

Runnymede and others wrote to the Education Secretary amid concerns that certain groups, including BME students, may lose out due to existing racial disparities when predicted grades are accepted in place of exam results. See the full letter and list of signatories below; the open letter first appeared in the Times Education Supplement (TES) online.

Zubaida Haque
May 4, 2020
4 minutes

Health

Coronavirus will increase race inequalities

All any of us can think about at the moment is the coronavirus pandemic and how it will affect us, our families, wider communities and society as we know it. Here, our Deputy Director Dr Zubaida Haque looks at existing societal inequalities and how the impact of COVID-19 will affect black and minority ethnic communities given this context. 

Zubaida Haque
March 26, 2020
5 minutes

Racism and the rise of populist movements

The link between racist narratives and the rhetoric of populist movements is often clear to the naked eye. But why is this connection so well established? As the rise of populism has dynamically changed the political landscape of so many countries, Professor of Sociology Ali Rattansi explores why the same old racist and xenophobic tropes are repeated the world over.

Ali Rattansi
March 23, 2020
5 minutes

Migration

Hostile environment: Forced deportations resumed

As the government resumes its widely criticised programme of forced deportation by charter flights, Zita Holbourne, a human rights campaigner and National Chair of BARAC UK, makes the link between this inhumane practice and the Windrush injustice. 

Zita Holbourne
June 2, 2020
5 minutes

Politics

Gypsies and Travellers: Worst changes for a decade

As the new government seeks to honour the Conservative election pledge to 'tackle unauthorised Traveller camps' Emma Nuttall of Friends, Families and Travellers urges you to fill in this consultation, which may otherwise result in some of the worst changes the community has seen for a decade.

Emma Nuttall
December 19, 2019
3 minutes

Politics

Race Equality in the 2019 General Election Manifestos

Ahead of the General Election on December 12, 2019, Runnymede's Nick Treloar lays out the pledges relating to race equality and those directly impacting black and minority ethnic (BME) communities made in the major national parties' manifestos.

Nick Treloar
May 12, 2019
5 minutes

History

Remembering ALL our war heroes

In this month of remembrance, Amber Khan recalls tales of her late grandfather, Noor Alam, who, although he did not have a white face and never fought in Europe, was typical of a class of soldier that helped Britain win the defining wars of the 20th century.

Amber Khan
December 11, 2019
3 minutes

History

Mayflower turns 400: Sanitising History?

Ahead of Thanksgiving this year, Danny Reilly of the Mayflower Mavericks writes a timely reminder why teaching history must be more than a story we accept, but a reflection of the reality.

Danny Reilly
November 15, 2019
4 minutes

Identity

3 things to unite our communities

As part of Runnymede and CLASS think tank's #ReclaimTheAgenda campaign, 20 year-old Lisa Eigbadon, from RECLAIM, a leadership organisation supporting working class young people in Manchester, shares her thoughts on how to practically unite communities.

Admin
October 31, 2019
4 minutes

Criminal Justice

Event report: Reporting Racism

Following an event in parliament last week (Thursday 24 October 2019) called by Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary Dawn Butler MP, Runnymede Research and Policy Assistant Nick Treloar has written this record of the rich discussion on the day.

Nick Treloar
October 29, 2019
5 minutes

History

Black British Coal Miners: Significance and Sacrifice

Historian and exhibition creator Norma Gregory's work shines a light on the unrecognised contributions, experiences and histories of Black British coal miners. As part of Runnymede and CLASS thinktank's #ReclaimTheAgenda campaign, Norma writes about the importance of documenting and recognising hundreds of African Caribbean men who are largely ignored by mainstream social history.

Admin
October 25, 2019
5 minutes

History

Race & Class: It's time to #ReclaimTheAgenda

This week the Runnymede Trust and the Centre for Labour and Social Studies are running #ReclaimTheAgenda, a social media campaign focusing on overcoming ‘divide and rule’ rhetoric. Such language has long fuelled prejudice and oppression of migrant and black and minority ethnic (BME) people while distracting us from addressing the issues affecting UK’s diverse working class. Brexit is an obvious example. Here Runnymede's Research Analyst Laurie Mompelat introduces the campaign.

Laurie Mompelat
October 25, 2019
5 minutes

History

Helen Hayes MP: 'Black history is central to the making of Britain'

On October 23, 2019 Runnymede and Helen Hayes MP are organising a photo call in parliament with MPs showing their support for Black history to be taught in schools all year round and not just during Black History Month. Here, Helen Hayes explains why she believes teaching Black history, migration and Empire in schools is important.

Admin
October 22, 2019
4 minutes

Politics

Boris Johnson's Brexit Deal harms ethnic minorities

Zubaida Haque
October 22, 2019

Identity

What does it mean to be British?

Dr Zubaida Haque explores what it means to be British following Shamima Begum being stripped of citizenship.

Zubaida Haque
October 15, 2019
8 minutes

Islamophobia

Liberté Égalité Fraternité: But not for Muslim Women

As the French state and citizens' targeting of Muslim women shows little signs of decline, our (French) Research and Policy Assistant Nick Treloar examines the thinking behind linking this form of islamophobia to a cornerstone of French democracy - 'laïcité' (secularism).

Nick Treloar
October 15, 2019
4 minutes

Global

'No deal' Brexit is bad news for UK's 8m BME people

As Prime Minister Boris Johnson continues to brandish the unwelcome prospect of an exit from the European Union with no agreed relationship to take its place, Runnymede Deputy Director Dr Zubaida Haque shifts the focus to black and ethnic minority communities in the UK. The 8 million BME Brits might have been at the sharp end of an increase in racist violence and abuse following the Brexit vote, but their collective voices are yet to be heard.

Zubaida Haque
May 9, 2019
5 minutes

Employment

Action, not theory: Diversity in creative industries

Professor Sarita Malik, Project Lead on the Creative Interruptions project (with which Runnymede has collaborated) suggests that a new, radical system is needed to tackle the gap between diversity in policy and diversity in practice in the cultural and creative industries.

Sarita Malik
August 20, 2019
4 minutes

Policing

Please don't politicise the police: Open letter to Priti Patel

More than 20 signatories representing race equality organisations have sent an open letter to Home Secretary Priti Patel.

Runnymede
August 27, 2019
3 minutes

Open Letter to Boris: Maintain Race Disparity Unit

Rahul Verma
July 22, 2019

One Nation Boris? Not for black or Asian Londoners

Omar Khan
July 21, 2019

Politics

Don't take the bait: public discourse and racism

Omar Khan
July 18, 2019

Environment

False fears of 'white flight' in London and elsewhere

A look into the myth of white British people taking 'flight' from areas where ethnic minorities are no longer the minority.

Omar Khan
January 7, 2019
9 minutes

Politics

Theresa May failed to douse 'burning injustice' of race inequality

A veiw of Theresa May's performance through the lense of race inequality.

Kimberly McIntosh
April 6, 2019
4 minutes

Open Letter on Islamophobia

Admin
May 17, 2019

Our Web Resource Wins Guardian University Award

Sundeep Lidher
April 15, 2019

Research subjects or co-creators? Making public outreach count

Creative Interruptions
August 4, 2019

Connecting the dots: structural racism in 2019

Laurie Mompelat
March 21, 2019

Three steps to make higher education more inclusive

Furaha Asani
December 3, 2019

International Women's Day 2019: What did you do?

Admin
September 3, 2019

Home Office found 'Guilty' after mock trial

Laurie Mompelat
February 16, 2019

Arts and Resistance in a Hostile World

Admin
July 2, 2019

An unlikely source of empowerment for black students?

Warren Stanislaus
October 12, 2018

Racism and integration in the workplace

Rakib Ehsan
November 20, 2018

The history of slavery is a local - as well as a global - issue

Admin
November 13, 2018

Reflections on Mexico 1968

Omar Khan
October 16, 2018

Runnymede's Director on Government's race equality announcement

Omar Khan
November 10, 2018

50 years on: the Race Relations Act and the Runnymede Trust

Omar Khan
March 10, 2018

Faith to Faithless: The hidden suffering of apostates in the UK

Teddy Prout
September 24, 2018
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