In our “Priorities for racial justice in Britain”, we make close to 50 targeted policy recommendations which would take steps towards eradicating racial inequities in the UK.
Central to these is a core assertion that issues of racial justice can no longer be sidelined or used as political tools for division. A collision of recent crises from Covid to the cost of living have made clear how devastating the consequences of ingrained racial inequalities are, and how urgently our failing systems and institutions, which are discriminatory by design, need to be transformed. Politicians must stop mobilising racial justice rhetoric in a toxic and performative way, and instead act with a transformative ambition that is long overdue.
From scrapping discriminatory social security policies, to ending the use of aggressive policing techniques and improving racial literacy in our classrooms, our proposals are visionary, ambitious, and in the best interests of the people.
We must look beyond short term policies and individualised solutions, and instead embrace policies that are visionary and co-ordinated; transforming our systems so that no one can fall through the cracks. Such actions would have far reaching benefits for everyone, extending far beyond communities of colour.