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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.

Why football must play its part in the Windrush 75th anniversary

Why football must play its part in the Windrush 75th anniversary Date: 20 June 2023

Paul Elliott – former footballer, co-founder of Kick it Out and FA Special adviser – on how football has been transformed by Britain’s diversity and why it must be part of an agenda for future change.

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Report examines attitudes to race today as Britain marks 75th Windrush anniversary

Report examines attitudes to race today as Britain marks 75th Windrush anniversary Date: 7 June 2023

A new report from British Future, ‘Why the Windrush matters today,’ provides a ‘state of the nation’ picture of public attitudes to race and diversity in Britain ahead of the 75th anniversary of the Windrush arriving in Tilbury in 1948.

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What does the public know and think about the Windrush?

What does the public know and think about the Windrush? Date: 7 June 2023

Steve Ballinger examines the new research into public awareness and appetite for celebrating the Windrush 75th anniversary this year.

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‘My very British patriotism’

‘My very British patriotism’ Date: 5 May 2023

In this extract from his new book ‘How to be a patriot,’ British Future’s Director Sunder Katwala describes his own journey to feeling positive and patriotic about Britain today.

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Monarchy must broaden appeal to connect with modern Britain – new poll

Monarchy must broaden appeal to connect with modern Britain – new poll Date: 2 May 2023

The monarchy will need to do more if it is to appeal to younger people and ethnic minorities, finds new research for British Future

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Chorus of UK voices back call for Windrush 75 celebrations this year

Chorus of UK voices back call for Windrush 75 celebrations this year Date: 13 January 2023

Voices from across UK society – from sport and culture to politics, faith and business – are speaking out about why Windrush 75 matters and what they will be doing to mark the anniversary this year.

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Understanding the UK’s new relationship with the EU

Understanding the UK’s new relationship with the EU Date: 1 December 2022

A project to understand public attitudes to the UK’s future relationship with EU countries post-Brexit.

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A new agenda for action on race in Britain

A new agenda for action on race in Britain Date: 30 August 2022

The debate about race in the UK has become mired in polarised arguments about language. A new essay collection edited by British Future and Bright Blue brings together new proposals for action on race in the UK.

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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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