What We’ve Been Up To On Thursday evening, DDU hosted a successful event, ‘Is the UK systemically racist?’, in the context of the recent Runnymede Trust CERD report. Chaired by Professor Doug Stokes, the panellists included DDU founding signatories Dr Rakib Ehsan, Ike Ijeh and Alka Sehgal-Cuthbert, and Sewell (CRED) report co-opted member Kunle Olulode. […]
What We’ve Been Up To On 22nd July DDU is hosting a public discussion online entitled Is the UK systemically racist?, on the Runnymede Trust’s report submitted this week to the International Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), and the recent Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (CRED) ‘Sewell report’. Taking part will […]
Two reports published this year have drawn completely different conclusions about the causes of remaining racial disparities in UK society.
DDU are delighted to have received a letter from the Prime Minister acknowledging our work in relation to the CRED Report. As ever, it’s a collective effort so thanks to all involved in producing the open letter, the response and the public meeting!
VIDEO: DDU members discuss the CRED report with some of the report’s commissioners.
Jim Butcher, writing in Spiked, responds to Middlesex University’s formal rejection of the government’s report on racial and ethnic disparities with an important rejoinder: Universities should be places where staff and students are free to share and develop their views. This includes those who dissent from prevailing orthodoxies
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 […]
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 […]