"Racial equality occurs when institutions give equal opportunity to people of all races." [Newcastle University]
It requires improved representation and progression for people of minority ethnic backgrounds, and to address and remove institutional, social and cultural barriers and systems of oppression.
"Racism is an everyday facet of UK society, and racial inequalities manifest themselves in everyday situations, processes and behaviours." [Advance HE Race Equality Charter]
In this section, we've highlighted some resources to help us better understand racism, and ways in which we can take action. There is also a section which highlights specific resources and links relating to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Please take a look at our EDI - Race Equality reading list for more books and other resources. This is not an exhaustive list, but one that we hope can grow with your collaboration. If you would like to suggest a resource to add to it, please do so here.
The Windrush scandal emerged in 2017, affecting hundreds of members of the Windrush generation (people who arrived in the UK from Caribbean countries between 1948 and 1973). Hundreds of people were wrongly detained and deported, and denied legal rights. You can read more about the background, the impact, and the continuing campaign below.
Read Newcastle University's blog post by 2019/20's NUSU Welfare and Equality Officer. It highlights important resources to support self-care as a black student and how you can be proactively anti-racist as a non-black ally.
Below is a list of societies, charities and organisations that may inspire action to help address racial inequalities: