Civil Society report on the state of race and racism in England to the United Nations CERD, 2021

This report provides the independent civil society perspective to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) by examining the situation of race and racism in England. The Runnymede Trust have acted as the curators of evidence submitted by a broad coalition of organisations, on the EHRC’s procedural request to conduct an […]

Law firm Ince raising funds to help salvage Windrush anchor

K law firm Ince is hoping to help explorer David Mearns bring back the anchor of the historic liner Empire Windrush from its Mediterranean wreck site. The 1930-built vessel played a vital part in the country’s post-war history when it brought in one of the first large groups of Caribbean migrants in 1948 — the […]

10 Powerful Black History Month Speakers For Your 2021 Event

Patrick Vernon is an advocate for the Windrush generation, having launched Windrush Day on the 22nd of June. He discusses the discrimination and inequalities the generation continues to experience, a vital topic for Black History Month events. Patrick was recognised for his work with an OBE in 2012. Read more about him and other speakers […]

Euro 2020 racism: Soccer players accuse government of ‘stoking the fire’

The furor over the racist abuse, as well as the comments of political leaders, has highlighted the ugly culture war going on in British society and the need to find a new way forward, according to Patrick Vernon, a social commentator, cultural historian and the co-author of “100 Great Black Britons.” “It raises the big […]