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Researchers reveal that diversity is good for your health

Diverse hands holding wrists forming circle

It has become a commonplace idea that the more ethnic diversity there is in a society the more conflict and ill-feeling there is. Difference and diversity are seen as negative and dangerous rather than as positive and engaging. Actually this assumption is highly questionable, but of course the Sun, the Daily Mail and the Daily Express expend thousands of column inches a day to try to reinforce this assumption. Along with politicians they have ensured that the dominant prejudice of the age is the fear of the “Other”. This prejudice can then be used to swing votes and win referendums.

Race to the Bottom – Political parties, race and immigration

Migrant's rights network logo

Sadly all three major parties are running scared of UKIP after the recent Eastleigh by-election.  The level of discussion about race and migration is becoming more shrill and harsh by the day – and we are still two years away from a general election. The Tories and the Coalition Government are determined to get net migration down to under 100,000 even if  Britain’s business,  financial, universities and other parts of the economy suffer irrevocable damage in the process.

Hello from Andy Gregg

Andy Gregg

I am hugely pleased and proud to take up my post as Chief Executive at ROTA. I follow in the footsteps of two very influential and inspiring black women: Dinah Cox and Elizabeth Henry,  who not only put Race on the Agenda but also put ROTA on the map. As a small strategic and policy organisation we focus on challenging race equality in London and beyond. Our work has national implications and is led and directed by our membership of organisations and individuals concerned about issues of race and their impact on policy, legislation, service delivery and inclusion.

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