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Coalition for Race Equality statement on the Government’s new Commission on Racial Inequalities

CORE is concerned about the announcement by the Government of a new “crossgovernmental commission” to look into racial inequalities. CORE believes that such a commission can only secure the support of BAME communities and community organisations if there is transparency and accountability about how it is set up, who is involved in it and whether there is a real commitment to carrying out any recommendations that arise from it in a timely fashion.

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CORE writes to Health Secretary to address the recent review into the racial disproportionality of COVID-19 deaths

CORE have written to Health Secretary Matt Hancock to address the recent review by Public Health England into the racial disproportionality of COVID-19 deaths.

They argue that the government-commissioned report tells us what we already know - that BAME individuals and their communities are more likely to die from COVID-19. However, what CORE finds disappointing, is that the report contains no recommendations about what should be done about this emerging national tragedy.

CORE supports demands for a full public enquiry into this issue and believe that only a comprehensive...Read more

CORE statement: Trevor Phillips’ involvement in the review to examine the disproportionate number of COVID-19 deaths within BAME communities

13 CORE members, and 4 non-CORE organisations wrote a statement that was sent to Public Health England, regarding Trevor Phillips’ prominent involvement, in the review examining the disproportionate number of BAME deaths resulting from COVID-19.

Read the statement HERE .

Read the reply received from Public Health England...Read more

Race Equality organisations write to the PM asking him to consider the racial disproportionality in the government’s response to COVID-19

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Race Equality organisations write to the PM asking him to consider the racial disproportionality in the government’s response to COVID-19

A coalition of 21 race equality organisations (collectively known as CORE) have written to the Prime Minister expressing their concerns over the government’s response to the COVID19 pandemic.

The members of CORE have become aware that particular groups (namely Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities) are at greater risk from...Read more

The Coalition of Race Equality Organisations send an open letter to the Home Secretary “Priti Patel please don’t politicise the police”

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ROTA PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday 23 August 2019

The Coalition of Race Equality Organisations send an open letter to the Home Secretary “Priti Patel please don’t politicise the police”

A coalition of 20 race equality organisations has sent an open letter to Home Secretary Priti Patel.

The letter reads …

“We the undersigned wish to express our grave concerns regarding the recent announcements by Home Secretary Priti Patel on the 3rd and 11th August 2019, that have removed the enhanced Section 60...Read more

Race equality coalition calls on the government to share plans for responding to racism post-Brexit

CORE a coalition of race equality organisations from across the UK met on 18 February to reflect on the state of racism in Britain today, and how we as a society are responding to it.

With 29th of March deadline fast approaching, CORE is calling on the government to share its plan for responding to racism post-Brexit. Although we recognise that there were varied reasons why people voted to leave, and there is a need to bridge the division over the European referendum, we cannot ignore the murder of the MP Jo Cox during the campaign, the rise in hate crime that followed the...Read more

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