Race Matters

Tagged : History

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. ...

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

13 Apr, 2021 by Mohja Amer

When the Suez Canal was blocked last month, it became a viral news story. But Mohja Amer noticed a lack of acknowledgment of the ...

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

26 Mar, 2021 by Halima Begum

March 26th 2021 marks 50 years since the start of Bangladesh’s independence struggle, which rapidly turned into a genocide ...

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

19 Mar, 2021 by Shabna Begum

This month marks 45 years since the height of the Bengali squatters movement – yet accounts of Bengali housing activism ha ...

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

18 Mar, 2021 by Taj Ali

A politician recently suggested that efforts to 'decolonise the curriculum' are a form of censorship. Considering the reality of ...

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 ...

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

22 Oct, 2020 by Santiago Peluffo, Patria Roman-Velazquez and Natalia Perez

Last month, Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, which served as a hub for London's Latin American communities, closed its doors ...

Black History legacies: Stuart Hall

09 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 ...

Beyond Banglatown: the rich history of Brick Lane’s curry restaurants

31 Jul, 2020 by Sundeep Lidher

A new research project by Runnymede, in conjunction with the University of Manchester, sheds light on the rich history of Brick ...

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 case for a public inquiry into Covid-19 deaths

12 Jun, 2020 by Carson Cole Arthur

No one is in any doubt that black and Asian people are at a greater risk of dying from Covid-19 than white people. As pressure m ...

7 Actions to Change the History Curriculum

10 Jun, 2020 by Sundeep Lidher

Sundeep Lidher (historian & Runnymede's co-lead on Our Migration Story) and Hannah Elias (historian & Lecturer in Black ...