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ROTA's and Race Equality Foundation's submission to the Mental Health Act Review 2018

ROTA's and Race Equality Foundation's submission to the Mental Health Act Review 2018. Following on from a wide consultation and our Institutional Racism and the Mental Health Act Review conference on 1st June 2018, hosted at University of East London. Read the submission HERE .

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Official figures reveal a disturbing rise in right wing extremism among UK youth

Scenes from the right wing demo in defence of extremist Tommy Robinson pic credit: You Tube

The somewhat violent demonstration in London this weekend in support of jailed right wing extremist Tommy Robinson was foreshadowed by figures released under three months ago by the Home Office.

The figures come from the highly controversial Prevent programme which most people see as a plan to catch young people  being radicalised by so called Islamic State and Al Qaeda before they commit atrocities.

What Happens When Meghan Markle’s Blackness loses its Sparkle?

Symbols are important. For some people, seeing Meghan Markle marry into the monarchy, while a Black preacher expounded the word and a Black Choir sang at the ceremony, was viewed as ushering in a new area of racialised harmony and black cultural acceptance at all levels of British society. If blackness is acceptable to the monarchy, then surely it can be embraced by everyone?

Mental Health Equality for BAMER communities in London

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We, the undersigned organisations are calling for an end to unequal provision and access to Mental Health services for Black, Asian and Minority, Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) communities. Research has shown that BAMER communities face disadvantage, reduced opportunities and structural and institutional racism (Kindred Minds, 2018: 3).Read more

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