This Friday the Runnymede Trust will publish its report on racism and policing in Britain. It will bring together academics, practitioners and activists to examine the state of policing and its effects on black and minority ethnic communities:
"In Britain, black and minority ethnic people are disproportionately represented in the criminal justice system at every level, from arrests to stop and search, to imprisonment, to deaths in custody. Successive governments' counter-terrorism policies have resulted in racial profiling and over-policing of Muslim and Asian communities, and have fed a pervasive Islamophobia now affecting Britain and other European societies."
Contributors to this report tacke these issues and more head on.
On Friday 4th December, we will be launching the report with guest speakers including: Eddie Bruce-Jones, Nadine El-Enany, Dr Iyiola Solanke, Zin Derfoufi, Harmit Athwal, Alpa Parmar and Neena Samota.
To attend the launch please register here
We are grateful to all of the participations who have contributed to this publication, and extend particular thanks to the Arts and Humanities Council (AHRC) for their support both of this collection and the Runnymede Emerging Scholars Forum which has made the Forum seminer series possible.
There has been extensive news coverage of the report, see the below links for some of the articles:
Race, Policing and the Quality of our Lives, Eddie Bruce-Jones - Huffington Post
Still no accountability for racism in the forces, Nadine El-Enany - Left Foot Forward