CCS RESPONSE TO THE COMMISSION ON RACE AND ETHNIC DISPARITIES
We write to welcome the government’s Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities.
Now is the right time for a proper examination of the challenges people of different race and ethnicities face, be it from racism or other factors. As such, we urge the Commissioners to look beyond organisations and individuals who push analyses based on grievance and victimhood. We hope they will instead embrace a more inclusive approach that identifies common ground, and propose practical, evidence-informed interventions that all British citizens can embrace and benefit from.
We also hope that the Commission will seek to highlight some of the many successes and positive experiences that black and minority ethnic citizens experience every day. The UK is one of the best and most inclusive places in the world for people of all races to live. It is vital that this is not overlooked in the commission’s work, and an unduly negative impression given.
Dr Alka Cuthbert – Educationalist
Ewa & Mateusz Dymek – Film writers & producers
Dr Rakib Ehsan – Henry Jackson Society
Tarjinder Gill – Educationalist
Nat Jones – Teacher, Michaela
Christina Jordan – Former MEP
Courtney Lawes – England Rugby Player
Mark Lehain – Director, Campaign for Common Sense
Calvin Robinson – School leader
Chris Rose – Commentator
Wasiq Wasiq – Trustee, Muslims Against Anti-Semitism