Ethnic minority voting between 2015 - 2017

Race and immigration have not been far from the political agenda since 2015. The country also faced two General Elections and the Brexit referendum.

How did the political choices of ethnic minorities affect the outcomes of these polls?

Runnymede launched its briefing on race and the 2017 General Election with an event in Parliament today.

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20 years since Stephen Lawrence report: What has changed?

Two decades have passed since the groundbreaking Macpherson report exposed institutional racism in the Metropolitan Police, and there is a lot left to do according to this Runnymede briefing.

The 1999 report followed an inquiry into the official handling of the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence. The innocent black teenager was violently attacked and left for dead by several white men (only two of whom were ever imprisoned for the crime, many years later) in Eltham in 1998.

Stephen's mother, now Baroness Doreen Lawrence, has never stopped campaigning for justice following her son's death. She agrees that little has changed in 20 years: see a short video with Baroness Lawrence's reaction here.

The Voice Newspaper published an in-depth report on the 20 year anniversary over the weekend that quotes Runnymede Director Dr Omar Khan and is available online here.

Treasury Select Committee recommends equality impact assessment

The Treasury Select Committee, in its 2018 budget report, has recommended a full equality impact assessment of tax and social security decisions. This has been a demand of Runnymede and the Women's Budget Group for many years,

Read the Women's Budget Group's statement here.

Race Matters

Our Race Matters blog allows a platform for new research or reviews and an examination of topical issues through the lens of race. Recent posts include "Home office found guilty after mock trial" and "Arts and resistance in a hostile world."

Interested in contributing to Race Matters? Click here for more information.

Windrush fundraiser tops £40K

A fundraiser set up to support victims of the Windrush scandal in accessing justice has topped £40,000 due to the generosity of the public.

Click here to add your donation and ensure that justice is served to those members of the Windrush generation affected.

Runnymede in the news

Knife Crime laws will 'criminalise the young'

Runnymede is one of a group of organisations that have "profound human rights concerns" around Sajid Javid's new knife crime prevention orders.

Read the article in the Observer here.

"Line between racist thoughts and harm to minorities"

Runnymede's Deputy Director, Dr Zubaida Haque, is quoted in this Huffington Post article on ex-footballer John Barnes' defence of Liam Neeson. Barnes' comments on BBC Question Time follow the Neeson's admission that he sought a random black man to attack in vengeance after a friend was raped by an unknown black man.

Britain deports people who grew up here

Runnymede's Deputy Director Dr Zubaida Haque wrote an article for the Guardian on the highly racialised system of deportation operated by the UK Home Office.

Read the article on the Guardian's website here.

BME people get worse jobs, despite better A Levels

Runnymede's Director Dr Omar Khan writes for the New Statesman on the statistics on outcomes for BME people. Despite better A Levels, ethnic minorities can expect worse degrees and worse jobs.

Read the New Statesman article here.

Racism still festers in Britain's workplaces

Following a study showing that workplace discrimination has barely shifted in 50 years, Runnymede's Director Dr Omar Khan writes for the Guardian on why it's time to get tough.

Read the Guardian comment here.


Diaspora Leaders wanted

A Common Purpose event in the spring will bring together leaders from different diaspora. For more information on the project, the two-day, London-based workshop, or how to get involved, visit the website: Common Purpose: Diaspora Leaders.

Vacancy: Museum of London

The Museum of London is looking for someone to work on their Curating London project, which aims to capture and explore contemporary London.

Click here if you would like to apply.

Vacancy: Refugee Rights

Refugee Rights are looking for a Senior Advocacy and Policy Officer.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Vacancies: Praxis

Praxis, a community project supporting migrants and refugees, are looking for people to fill several roles, including an Office Manager.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Parole Board

The Parole Board has launched its 2019 recruitment. Diversity in such an influential body is obviously desirable and important.

Click here for more information.

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