Conclusions by the Independent Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities undermined the role of racism in 21st century Britain, against the weight of evidence and lived experience. The articles in this edition of IPPR Progressive Review (guest edited by Race on the Agenda and Race Equality Foundation) gives an alternative account of racial disparities. Taken as a whole, this issue constitutes a wide-ranging review of how structural and institutional racism still affects and defines people lives across the UK. It anchored not only in the belief that racial justice is needed, but the belief that with transformative ideas and radical imagination, racial justice is possible.
- Editorial/ Chris Thomas, Rachel Statham, Joshua Emden, Shreya Nanda (IPPR) Maurice Mcleod, Lee Pinkerton (ROTA) and Jabeer Butt (REF)
Race on the Agenda commissioned articles
- The culture war / Maurice Mcleod
- The rise of Black Lives Matter and Extinction Rebellion / Joshua Virasami
- Stop and search/ Katrina Ffrench
- Institutional racism in the police/ Leroy Logan and Lee Pinkerton
- Where to now? / Zaahida Nabagereka and Alba Kapoor
- From the public sector to the gig economy / Lester Holloway
- It takes a system/ Sanjiv Lingayah
Race Equality Foundation commissioned articles
- ‘Good mirrors for invisible men’/ Rob Berkeley
- Women in leadership/ Joy Warmington
- How do we progress racial justice in education? / Zahra Bei, Helen Knowler and Jabeer Butt
- Building a more equitable charity sector/ Ayesha Gardiner, Emeka Forbes and Kadra Abdinasir
- Another tale of structural inequality? / Nigel de Noronha
- It takes a whole village?/ Anita Mehay, Cara Leavey and Jabeer Butt
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.