Race Matters

Category : Racism

Mohamud Hassan's family are still waiting for answers

14 May, 2021 by Raoul Walawalker

Last year, a young man of Somali heritage died after being taken into police custody in Wales. It is a familiar story: he sustai ...

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

22 Apr, 2021 by Bowale Fadare

Today marks 28 years since the murder of Stephen Lawrence, which led to the landmark Macpherson Report on institutional racism. ...

Want to hold the government to account for racism in the UK? Runnymede needs your help

19 Feb, 2021 by Alba Kapoor

The Runnymede Trust is calling on civil society organisations, institutions and activists to contribute to the Call for Evidence ...

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

29 Jan, 2021 by Taj Ali

The government has routinely attacked 'identity politics' – yet Boris Johnson's diverse cabinet is often held up as a beac ...

Why Runnymede is suing the government over its Covid-19 hiring practices

16 Nov, 2020 by Halima Begum

It is no secret that the Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted people of colour – including those on the front ...

Black history legacies: Claudia Jones

30 Oct, 2020 by Micha Frazer-Carroll

In the British education system, and the public spheres beyond it, we very rarely learn about black history. In the limited cont ...

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

19 Oct, 2020 by Nick Treloar

New research by The Runnymede Trust and IPPR and co-authored by Dr Parth Patel (IPPR) and Alba Kapoor and Nick Treloar, Runnymed ...

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

18 Sep, 2020 by Banseka Kayembe

Following Black Lives Matter, there's been a surge in interest in anti-racist literature – but what do you do once you've ...

How do we shake up media conversations around race? A new research project has some answers

11 Sep, 2020 by Nick Treloar

It's no secret that when it comes to discussions around racial inequality in the media, Britain has some way to go. Here, Nick T ...

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

27 Jul, 2020 by Claire Lee

A year of unprecedented events has led to more discussion about the structural racism experienced by different groups in the UK ...

There Then, Here Now: BME people & the NHS

14 Jul, 2020 by Nick Treloar

Runnymede hosted a webinar on Windrush Day (22nd June) entitled There Then, Here Now: BME people and the NHS. Here, Runnymede&rs ...

The importance of heritage: black adopters needed

22 Jun, 2020 by Grace Gomez

Children need a safe and loving home. When biological families are unable to provide it, looked-after children turn to the state ...