At End Racism This Generation, we believe in open conversation between ordinary people and the government. So, we are hosting a Twitter Takeover with Stephen Williams MP on 3 December at 6pm.
In October Stephen was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in October 2013, making him responsible for integration and race equality in the UK.
There are constant reminders that racism and racial inequality still exist in the UK. In the past few weeks alone there has been a flurry of stories which show how widespread the problem is.
Earlier this week, the Avon and Somerset Chief Constable Chief Constable Nick Gargen admitted that race played a part in Bijan Ebrahimi murder, adding to the deceased’s sister’s assertion that it was a hate crime.
This month, a Ministry of Justice report showed that for similar offences black and Asian defendants are almost 20 per cent more likely to be sent to jail than those who are white.
Charlene White, a black ITV presenter was attacked on Twitter following her decision not to wear a poppy with calls for her to ‘go home’ and calling her a ‘black c*nt’.
What do you think the government needs to do to tackle racial inequality? In the Twitter Takeover you can ask Stephen your questions, and share suggestions and experiences on the ground. Everyone is welcome to join in.
To get involved Tweet @EndRacismUK between 6-6.45pm on 3 December with the hashtag #AskStephenWilliams. See you there!
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