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.
The England football team has a shared appeal to people of all ethnic backgrounds in England, new research finds. But building an inclusive English identity remains a work in progress and other symbols of England still lack this broad appeal.
In an increasingly diverse Britain, most organisations will have to find more confidence in how to talk and act on race.
Charities are now lagging behind, argues Sunder Katwala.
“We believe racism exists. It exists in institutions, it exists in structures, it exists across the piece. And we have found that in the report,” Race Commission Chair told a Policy Exchange event.
Text of a speech from British Future Director Sunder Katwala, at the Policy Exchange event ‘The Sewell Report: Next Steps’.
St George’s Day could be a moment when people in England from every background come together, but that just isn’t happening yet. We need to ensure that everyone feels invited to the party.
Speech from Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future, to the Cohesion Plus ‘A Legacy for Change’ event on Stephen Lawrence Day, 22 April 2021.
New research from British Future, on attitudes among white and ethnic minority citizens to race, prejudice and inequality in Britain, identifies the common ground on which to build a positive agenda for change.
Sunder Katwala examines new British Future research into how we talk about race, drawing on discussion groups held across the country and nationally representative polling.