Huffington Post: Boris Johnson Urged By 21,000 To Reject ‘Whitewashed’ Race Report

Boris Johnson has been urged to reject the findings of a “whitewashed” government-backed report which claimed institutional racism does not exist in the UK. Windrush campaigners and victims were among those who handed an open letter signed by 21,882 people to Downing Street on Friday urging the prime minister to withdraw the report. Organisations including […]

My views on the 40th anniversary of Brixton Uprisings and legacy

my views on the 40th anniversary of Brixton Uprisings and legacy with @JasonRosam this morning 1hr 22mins in to the interview — Patrick Vernon (@ppvernon) April 9, 2021

Express & Star: Government-commissioned racism report ‘contrived’ and ‘disingenuous’ say social campaigners

The 258-page report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities said family structure and social class had a bigger impact than race on how people’s lives turned out. The commission was set up after Black Lives Matter (BLM) anti-racism protests across the country last summer, triggered by the killing of George Floyd in the […]

The Guardian: Boris Johnson urged to reject ‘disingenuous’ UK race disparities report

Boris Johnson has been urged to repudiate and withdraw last week’s much derided race disparity report, which provoked a huge backlash from critics who accused it of downplaying racism in the UK. An open letter, whose signatories include the race equality thinktank Runnymede Trust, civil rights campaign group Liberty, African diaspora social enterprise Ubele Initiative […]