New Race Equality 2017 manifesto now launched. ROTA is one of 40 organisations involved.
Britain is at a crossroads on race equality, Brexit, immigration and identity. A coalition of race equality organisations has drawn up a plan to put fairness and equal life chances for Britain’s Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. So that we can all face future challenges together, equally.
Read the latest blog “Researchers reveal that diversity is good for your health“ by Andy Gregg, ROTA Chief Executive.
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 ............ continue >>> Read more
Read our latest blog: Mad World by Hanna Stephens, ROTA Volunteer
A quick Google search defines mental illness broadly as, ‘a condition which causes serious disorder in a person’s behaviour or thinking.’ When we live in a context where a “serious disorder” is often attached to acting and speaking out about racism rather than being racist, we must be critical about our own understandings of mental health and how they have been constructed by those with power.
In 1851, American physician Samuel Cartwright diagnosed black slaves who ...........Read more
There is no shortage of programmes depicting the black experience. The BBC has its Black and British season, surveying our past and present from a variety of angles. Eagerly awaited is Steve McQueen’s planned epic chronicling the lives of an intergenerational black British family. But it isn’t always so. Read the full article here .Read more
Read our blog: The Importance of an Intersectional Approach in Social Research by Hanna Stephens, ROTA Volunteer
“There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” – Audre Lorde
In researching BAMER issues in the UK, it is important not to homogenise racial struggle and instead understand the diversity of identities that are present in different racial groups. For this, it is important that we view things from an intersectional perspective.
Intersectionality arose from black feminist scholarship, the term coined by. .........Read more
Read the latest blog “Post Referendum Racism“ by Andy Gregg, ROTA Chief Executive.
Pandora’s Box has been opened by the Brexit referendum and it is difficult to see how the evils that it has allowed to escape can be put back in the box. Already there are reports of increasing race hate crimes – many directed at Polish and other European migrants but also directed at Muslims and other migrant and minority groups.
Although many who voted for Britain to leave the European Union were not in .........Read more
With the proposed expansion of the Government’s academies programme, ROTA’s submission to the Inquiry focuses on the following: the balance of decision-making at the individual school level and at the multi-academy trust level and the appropriateness of formal governance structures employed; how the performance of MATS should be assessed. We bring to the Inquiry’s attention the following:The lack of representation and influence Black, Minority Ethnic, & Refugee communities have within the formal governance structures of MATs and its disproportionate impact on BME&R pupils The...Read more
Deadline for applications: 6 May 2016
A workshop on hate speech and hate crime will be held in London from 10–12 May 2016. The event is being organised by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) , in cooperation with us at Race on the Agenda (ROTA). The workshop is addressed to lawyers and law enforcement officers and aims at promoting knowledge on hate speech and hate crime prevention strategies and actions.
The workshop will...Read more
'Fifty years ago today (8th of December) the Labour government of Harold Wilson introduced the first Race Relations Act - outlawing discrimination based on ethnicity. Labour has a strong track record. As recently as 2010 we passed the Equality Act. On this anniversary, Kate Green MP, Labour's Shadow Women & Equalities Minister, announced that Patrick Vernon will chair an advisory group of experts to advise her on policy on race equality. Jeremy Corbyn Leader of the Labour Party' Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party
Kate Green explained that, ‘While we’ve made huge steps...Read more