There Is No White Working Class

By Dr. Omar Khan @omaromalleykhan New research reveals how government policy and rhetoric stereotypes and divides poor communities, making life much harder for migrants and asylum-seekers, explains Dr. Omar Khan, director of Runnymede, the UK’s leading independent think tank on race relations and inequality.  “After years when class was ignored, Brexit in the UK and Donald […]

Empathy & active listening: liberal pursuit or transformative practice?

By Tatiana Garavito @TatGaravito Tatiana Garavito is a migrant’ rights activist and the former director of IRMO and Latin American Women Rights Services, two human rights organisations supporting the Latin American community in the UK. Awarded Young Migrant of the year in 2014, she currently works with HOPE not hate as the national organiser for communities of […]

Refuse. Retract. Resist borders for children!

The fight against borders in our schools stepped up a notch this week. Against Borders for Children (ABC) hosted its first open conference on Saturday and yesterday they sent an nationwide email, in conjunction with renowned civil liberties group Liberty, to every headteacher in England. The letter requests parents be informed of their right to […]

Migration Messaging and the Silence of Africa

by Marienna Pope-Weidemann, communications coordinator, Right to Remain @MariennaPW “I am an invisible man…I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fibre and liquids – and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.” – Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man Take all […]

Driven to desperate measures – the realities of Fortress Europe

The racism that kills The recent death of Jimmy Mubenga adds to the grim statistic of those who have died as a result of the UK’s brutal immigration laws. Harmit Athwal of Institute for Race Relations writes at the Guardian website on the launch of the new IRR report, Driven to Desperate Measures: 2006-2010, which documents […]

Immigration cap: irrational, but is it racist?

The Coalition Government recently announced a cap on immigration of non-european nationals to the UK. For many, this represents the latest in a long line of racist immigration controls – an accusation that the current Home Secretary Theresa May, like her predecessors, has strenuously denied