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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.

Events like Commonwealth Games and Jubilee can bridge divides and bring people together – new report

Events like Commonwealth Games and Jubilee can bridge divides and bring people together – new report Date: 12 August 2022

A new report examines how major sporting and cultural events can help bridge divides, connecting people from different backgrounds and building a shared and inclusive identity.

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How the Lionesses became legends

How the Lionesses became legends Date: 1 August 2022

England’s Lionesses are the footballing champions of Europe. For the hosts at Wembley, this was the perfect ending to a […]

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Changing the game – How football came home for me this summer

Changing the game – How football came home for me this summer Date: 26 July 2022

My first memories of football were on the concrete playground of my central London primary school, playing alongside one other […]

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England’s Lionesses can help build an inclusive pride at Euro 2022

England’s Lionesses can help build an inclusive pride at Euro 2022 Date: 6 July 2022

As the women’s Euro 2022 football tournament takes place across England, Sunder Katwala looks at the power of football to help bridge divides and build a shared and inclusive identity.

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“This truth is part of the fabric of British society and it needs to be heard” – report from our Windrush Day event

“This truth is part of the fabric of British society and it needs to be heard” – report from our Windrush Day event Date: 22 June 2022

As we mark Windrush Day & look to the 75th anniversary next year, Steve Ballinger reports on our event with the Windrush75 Network, ‘Why Windrush matters today’

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Windrush Day call to make 75th anniversary next year a ‘major national moment’

Windrush Day call to make 75th anniversary next year a ‘major national moment’ Date: 22 June 2022

More than 100 voices from across politics, sport, culture and civil society have signed a joint letter urging all institutions to ‘step up’ and play their part in making the 75th anniversary of the Windrush a ‘major national moment’.

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Sense of belonging in England is increasing, across ethnicities – new research

Sense of belonging in England is increasing, across ethnicities – new research Date: 22 April 2022

New research reveals the strength of English identity and belonging among people across all ethnic backgrounds.

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Can shared pride in club football help bring communities together?

Can shared pride in club football help bring communities together? Date: 2 March 2022

Our new Shared Goals project will explore the power of club football to help build social connection and bridge divides.

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“I want to be able to go to that club and say ‘I’m proud to come to this club, it is a part of me.'”

“I want to be able to go to that club and say ‘I’m proud to come to this club, it is a part of me.'” Date: 13 January 2022

Azeem Rafiq’s revelations of racist bullying have rocked Yorkshire and the game of cricket. Our panel event discussed what must happen now to seize this watershed moment for change?

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