Hope’s work on poverty and homelessness, especially post-covid, tells us, everyday, through the stories of lived experience we hear and we see, that institutional racism is real and it is damaging. Yet a recent report by a government appointed panel came to very different conclusions.
We share the objections to that report, especially related to its denial of black experience and its selective handling of available evidence. These have been made by a wide range of Black community leaders nationally and shared by those locally with whom we stand in solidarity – Black Communities Together.
We encourage anyone affected by racism or aware of its impact through their work, whether in Black or white led organisations, to sign this open letter from the Runneymede trust and others to government: Don’t delay, sign and share, before tomorrow: