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Everyday Racism: How racist is Britain?

Six months after the tragic death of George Floyd, where is the UK when it comes to tackling racism?

ROTA has teamed up with Channel 5 News to create this survey, to better understand racism in the UK.

Your answers (which will be completely anonymous) will be used in a programme to be presented by Claudia-Liza Armah on Channel 5 in November, focusing on the issue of everyday racism.

If you have a particularly compelling story which you are prepared to share, Channel 5 News may ask to interview you for inclusion in the programme.

But even if you prefer your...Read more

ROTA’s statement on the 2020 A-Level Results

Ever since GCSEs and A levels were cancelled due to the Corona virus lockdown, concerns have been raised about the fairness of replacing them with teacher predicted grades.

Pupils from certain race and ethnicities are often given underpredicted grades for ‘A’ Levels, and since April, ROTA along with other race equality organisations such as Runnymede Trust, the Traveller Movement, and Friends, Families, and Travellers have tried to influence the process of grading and assessments, to ensure equalities considerations are taken into account.

Whilst we were concerned that the...Read more

ROTA Statement on Black Lives Matter

Race on the Agenda stands in lockstep solidarity with the Black community and millions of others across the world who are organising and demonstrating for racial justice, following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month.

We are campaigning for transformative changes to the systemically racist policing, which infects both the US and the UK. We are also calling for urgent and decisive action to dismantle the wider aspects of structural racism that still blight so many Black people’s lives in so many different ways.

Read our full statement...Read more

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.

Read the full statement...Read more

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