Rakib Ehsan in Spiked, and signatory of DDU’s open letter, points to the anti-democratic, wholly ideological response of some of the CRED Report’s critics: Then there is UK Black Lives Matter. UK BLM strives for the eventual abolition of the police in the UK – even though fewer than one in five black Brits would […]
Sign the letter Dear Prime Minister, We write to commend the CRED report and its recommendations. The CRED Report’s key objective was a broad-based examination of the data and how it pertains to issues around ethnicity, equality, and disparities in our multi-ethnic democracy. It has helped advance our understanding of these issues. These raised […]
From Samuel Paty in France last year, and more recently events at Batley Grammar School, it is clear that we need to hear liberal Muslim voices in the public sphere so traditionalists do not control the narrative. Liberal-minded people of all religions and colour should be able to disagree and offend without fear of institutional […]
Read DDU’s response to the recommendations on education in the CRED Report.
The hysterical and vicious reaction to the simple point that labels of ‘institutional, systemic and structural racism’ need to be supported by a wider range of empirical evidence and logical reasoning tells us that more of us need to be brave and speak out – we need to publicly defend both the report and its […]
The CRED Report does not deny that racism exists, but it does maintain that not all disparities are incontrovertible proof of racism. Like any report, it has limitations and will not please everyone, but DDU welcomes it as a robust attempt to bring some objectivity into what has become an increasingly fraught and subjective discussion […]
Public Meeting: How Accusations of Islamophobia Are Used to Silence Dissent. In the wake of the Batley Grammar School incident, five people of Muslim heritage have spoken out against against Islamist extremism and in favour of a liberal society. They are worried that accusations of ‘Islamophobia’ are used by Islamists and so-called liberals to silence […]
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In early March DDU wrote an open letter to the FA expressing our concern over its ambivalent stance regarding BLM and players taking the knee (you can read our original letter here). We received a prompt reply that fails to address any substantial points and shows a lack of foresight regarding the impact its policy […]
Kamel Daoud at The Financial Times reviews a report by historian Benjamin Stora on France’s colonial war with Algeria Critical of the trend in Western academia that sees history in terms of guilty and victimhood, Stora writes: . . . being a “victim” prevents us from seeing how the memory of colonisation is manipulated by political […]