Race Matters

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. ...

Today, we remember Stephen Lawrence

22 Apr, 2021 by Runnymede

  Today we remember Stephen Lawrence, 13.09.74 - 22.04.1993 Racism has always been a matter of life and death. This was n ...

Islamophobia: a problem rife across the political spectrum

16 Apr, 2021 by Taj Ali

Contrary to popular opinion, Islamophobia isn't just something that manifests on the far-right – it is present in our poli ...

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

15 Apr, 2021 by Cameron Boyle

The UK is a hostile environment for migrants – as is its media. But when the pandemic struck, and papers across the politi ...

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 ...

March 13th Clapham Bandstand: an Anonymous Account

16 Mar, 2021 by Rohini Kahrs

On Saturday 13th March 2021, a vigil was held in Clapham Common following the death of Sarah Everard. Unfortunately, scenes turn ...

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

12 Mar, 2021 by Louise Ryan and Don MacRaild

Last week, it was revealed that holiday firm Pontins had been institutionally discriminating against Traveller communities, by u ...

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 ...

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