While there has been progress on racial equality in Britain in recent decades, there is still an unacceptable gap in the life chances and everyday experiences of people from different ethnic backgrounds. Yet political debate on race in the UK is stuck in polarised arguments over how we talk about race – when it should be building support for ambitious policies and actionable ideas that could tackle racism and racial inequality.
This essay collection, ‘An agenda for action: Reducing racial inequality in Britain’, brings together a wide range of leading decision-makers and opinion formers to share their constructive proposals to address racial disparities in modern Britain. The essays focus on three key areas: opportunity, justice and belonging. We see it as a first step to developing a broad, cross-ethnic and cross-party agenda for change to address racial inequality in our society.