Author Archive for British Future

Times letter: recognising Windrush Day

Nicky Morgan, David Lammy and Tim Farron are among the dozens of MPs, Peers and civil society leaders and organisations who have written to The Times today to mark Windrush Day.

How ethnic minority women claimed their voice in parliament

Last night’s Lewisham east by-election marks an historic shift in the balance of ethnic minority representation, with more BAME women than men in the House of Commons for the first time ever.

This is England’s most diverse World Cup squad ever (and no-one’s noticed)

This is most diverse England World Cup team ever, and no-one's noticed. What does that tell us about attitudes to race?

Integration starts with contact in schools

Greater efforts to promote contact between children from different ethnic, faith and class backgrounds  - including 'twinning' of faith schools to help pupils mix with children of other faiths - should be mandatory in all state schools, British Future proposes today in its submission to the government's consultation on its Integrated Communities Strategy green paper.

England and Englishness: why don’t we celebrate it more?

As new BBC research this week explores English identity, and Gareth Southgate's young England footballers head to Russia for the World Cup, is it time we English got the flags out and celebrated our national identity a bit more?

About our ‘No place for prejudice’ campaign

Britain is a decent country. Most people are fair and tolerant: only a small and toxic minority hold hateful views. But when they voice them, it still causes immense harm. The 'No place for prejudice' campaign urges everyone to stand up to prejudice if they see it.

Integration: getting it right locally

Report from 'Integration: Getting it right locally', a one-day conference organised by British Future, Hope not hate and the Barrow Cadbury Trust

No place for prejudice

No Place for Prejudice is a new social media campaign from British Future which urges everyone to stand up to prejudice if they see it.

What to do if you witness hatred

It’s up to all of us, as decent people, to stand up to prejudice if we see it. So what should you do if you witness hatred?

Harry & Meghan: the new face of royalty in a changing Britain

When Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle on 19 May, Britain will welcome its first mixed-race princess - and most Britons will barely notice.

What now for immigration policy at this ‘reset moment’?

Sajid Javid arrives at the Home Office at a 'reset moment' for immigration policy, writes Steve Ballinger

An open letter to Home Secretary Sajid Javid

Sajid Javid starts his new role as Home Secretary at a moment of both challenge and opportunity, writes Sunder Katwala

Labour’s anti-racism record offers inspiration to chase antisemitism from the party

Sunder Katwala looks back on Labour's anti-racism achievements and offers advice and challenge on ridding the party of antisemitism

50th anniversary cheers for Wolverhampton, not for Enoch

Steve Ballinger finds out how Wolverhampton has remembered - and forgotten - the 50th anniversary of 'that speech' by its former MP.

25 years on from Stephen Lawrence’s murder, minorities sceptical of progress on prejudice

Less than half of ethnic minority Britons feel there has been progress on racial prejudice over the 25 years since Stephen Lawrence’s murder, according to a new survey

How Enoch took on the Queen – and lost

Enoch Powell misread the public mood when he accused the Queen of being a ‘citizen of nowhere’ over her empathy for Commonwealth citizens

Enoch Who? ‘Rivers of Blood’ is ancient history to young Britons of 2018

50 years on, does 'Rivers of blood' loom large over attitudes to race? Not if you're under 40.

The girl with snow in her hair and the blue umbrella

Angela Spence on growing up black & British in Wolverhampton in the shadow of 'Rivers of Blood'

Enoch was wrong: How Britain moved on from ‘Rivers of Blood’

Fifty years on from Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech, Britain has largely moved on from Powell's divisive views on race, says new research

We’re recruiting for an Events & Relationships Manager

British Future is recruiting for an Events and Relationships Manager. Closing date for applications is Friday 9 March.