Race Matters

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Runnymede's Director on Government's race equality announcement

11 Oct, 2018 by Omar Khan

Runnymede welcomes government action, but we need to see greater ambition and commitment to tackle racial inequalities On the s ...

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

03 Oct, 2018 by Omar Khan

This is a year of anniversaries. Not just our 50th, but the centenary of (partial) woman’s suffrage and of the end of the ...

A creative clap back to racism in the arts

10 Sep, 2018 by admin

Article by Laurie Mompelat How many of us have grown up without reflections of ourselves in media and arts? Faced with the ...

Why we need to talk about slavery

27 Aug, 2018 by admin

The legacy of enslavement is relevant today, says Kimberly McIntosh Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade only ...

Six steps to improve race equality in our mental health services

24 Jul, 2018 by Lester Holloway

Six changes need to be made to the way Britain's mental health services run if we are to fight racial discrimination and a lack ...

Windrush is Us

03 Jul, 2018 by Lester Holloway

How should we commemorate 22 June by Dr Omar Khan This year, June 22 marked the 70th anniversary of HMS Windrush landing in Til ...

100 years after the first women got the vote, the fight for true equality goes on

14 Jun, 2018 by Lester Holloway

By Kimberly McIntosh, Runnymede Policy Officer Sunday saw processions across the country celebrating 100 years since the Repres ...

2011 Runnymede comments on 'gangs' and the UK riots

09 May, 2018 by Omar Khan

In 2011, our then-head of policy, Omar Khan, wrote on the term 'gang' and the UK riots. As the issue is again in the news, we're ...

Intending not to discriminate isn’t enough

23 Apr, 2018 by Lester Holloway

The hostile environment immigration policy has caused the recent uptick in the threat of detention and deportation, and the deni ...

British Citizenship and the Windrush generation

20 Apr, 2018 by Lester Holloway

By Sundeep Lidher The threats of deportation facing individuals who arrived in Britain from the West Indies between 1948 and 19 ...

Government under pressure over treatment of Windrush kids

16 Apr, 2018 by admin

The British Government is facing intense criticism for its treatment of the children of the Windrush generation after it was cla ...

Integration is not a one way process

16 Mar, 2018 by admin

Runnymede Policy Officer, Kimberly Macintosh believes the Government has its priorities all wrong with it comes to integrat ...

International Women’s Day – how far have we come?

08 Mar, 2018 by Lester Holloway

On International Womens Day, Runnymede's Policy Officer, Kimberly McIntosh looks at the impact of BME women on British soci ...

Chancellor must ensure his budgets don't discriminate

24 Jan, 2018 by admin

The Chancellor has no excuse not to do an equality assessment on his budget, says Kimberly McIntoshThe wealth gap between rich a ...

Understanding Muslim students

10 Jan, 2018 by Lester Holloway

NUS Women’s Officer, Hareem Ghani, writes about the research she’s leading to understand the experiences of Muslim s ...

A Sivanandan: In Memoriam

05 Jan, 2018 by Lester Holloway

Dr Omar Khan, Runnymede’s Director, pays tribute to A.SivanandanRunnymede is very saddened to learn that Ambalavaner Sivan ...

Revisiting A.Sivanandan

05 Jan, 2018 by Lester Holloway

A. Sivanandan's work has a lot to teach us today, writes Runnymede trustee Professor Robbie Shilliam There is much to remember ...

Loneliness and older people from BME groups

15 Dec, 2017 by admin

Dr Omar Khan, Runnymede Trust's director, writes about loneliness and older people from BME groupsIf we’re to underst ...