An agenda for action: Reducing racial inequality in modern Britain

Phoebe Arslanagic-Wakefield, Steve Ballinger, Ryan Shorthouse, Sunder Katwala, Ioana Diac and Bartlomiej Staniszewski

August 2022

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 minority backgrounds.

Political debate on race in the UK today, however, is stuck and increasingly polarised – when it should be building support for ambitious, actionable policies that could meaningfully tackle racism and racial inequality.

This essay collection brings together a wide range of leading decision makers and opinion formers to share their constructive approaches to address racial disparities in modern Britain. The essays focus on three key areas: opportunities, 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.

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