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Identity and race

Understanding issues of race and identity in modern Britain and celebrating inclusive national identities in which we can all take pride.

Race is a prominent theme in an increasingly diverse Britain.  British Future’s in-depth attitudes research seeks to increase understanding of ethnic minority and white British perspectives on our changing society – to inform efforts to advance race equality that can mobilise broad coalitions for equal opportunities.  We promote shared identities that can challenge and defuse efforts to divide our society.

Race can involve difficult conversations – but we need to become more confident talking about it. British Future offers practical advice to institutions in politics and business, education and civic society interested in how constructive conversations about race can lead to positive change.

Biden-Harris victory tells a story of integration in US public life

Biden-Harris victory tells a story of integration in US public life Date: 18 November 2020

The winning Biden-Harris ticket told at least three stories of integration in American public life, writes Sunder Katwala.

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MPs, veterans and public support ‘Remember Together’ call for greater recognition of black and Asian WW2 service

MPs, veterans and public support ‘Remember Together’ call for greater recognition of black and Asian WW2 service Date: 29 October 2020

Commemorating Britain’s history can unite our society, according to the new ‘Remember Together’ initiative, launched in an open letter signed by prominent voices from culture, politics, faith, civil society and the military.

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Lib Dem leadership rivals say they’re ‘not afraid to be called woke’

Lib Dem leadership rivals say they’re ‘not afraid to be called woke’ Date: 6 August 2020

Lib Dem leadership candidates Layla Moran and Ed Davey spoke at a race equality hustings event, chaired by British Future’s Sunder Katwala.

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This must be a year when talk turns into action on race

This must be a year when talk turns into action on race Date: 22 July 2020

This must be a year when talk turns into action on race, writes Sunder Katwala, discussing the government’s new Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities.

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Have attitudes on race changed since Stephen Lawrence?

Have attitudes on race changed since Stephen Lawrence? Date: 17 July 2020

Sunder Katwala examines ITV polling asking what, if anything, has changed on race in the UK since Stephen Lawrence’s murder

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Talking more, not less, about history can defuse a culture war

Talking more, not less, about history can defuse a culture war Date: 12 June 2020

Sunder Katwala on why talking more about our history, and how we commemorate it, could help defuse a ‘culture war’ – not start one.

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‘Diversity milestone’ as one in ten MPs now from an ethnic minority background.

‘Diversity milestone’ as one in ten MPs now from an ethnic minority background. Date: 13 December 2019

The 2019 General Election sees Britain elect its most diverse Parliament ever.

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England 6 Racism 0

England 6 Racism 0 Date: 15 October 2019

As England’s black footballers face racist chanting from Bulgarian fans, what needs to happen to root racism out of football?

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The People’s Centenary: Tracking public attitudes to the First World War centenary

The People’s Centenary: Tracking public attitudes to the First World War centenary Date: 2 April 2019

The First World War tracker has examined public attitudes and knowledge of the First World War centenary since 2012, exploring key themes from awareness of key facts and dates about the First World War to sources of information and public attitudes to the tone of the centenary commemorations.

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