“It’s increasingly difficult to talk about race – with younger graduates having a quite different language on race, that older people can find quite discombobulating,” Sunder Katwala informed an viewers in London final week, at a joint British Future/Bright Blue occasion on race equality. “But we can actually agree with each other about what to do about it,” he added.
The two thinktanks had joined forces not too long ago to publish An agenda for motion on race equality, a group of essays setting out actionable coverage proposals to assist tackle racial inequality. The British Future Director was joined by Ryan Shorthouse, who chaired this panel dialogue between three of the authors who contributed essays to the assortment: equalities campaigner Akeela Ahmed; former Special Advisor Salma Shah and Sandra Kerr, Race Director for Business in the Community.
So what can we do about it?
Salma, who suggested Sajid Javid as Home Secretary, wrote about rising equality and entry to the institution in her essay for the assortment.
“The job of the establishment is to be able to reach out, because it’s not often that those [ethnic minority] communities can reach in,” she mentioned. Drawing on her personal expertise inside authorities, she noticed each positives and negatives.
“We don’t do too badly on ethnic minority representation among frontline politics,” she mentioned, “But where we do badly is in the civil service.” Whitehall may do rather more to extend range –…
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