Helping us understand race relations
Collection is an archive of documents that has been critical in
the fight for racial equality in Britain since the 1960s. The Runnymede
Trust - a UK organisation that promotes ethnic and cultural diversity
- has donated this significant collection to the Centre for Racial
Equality Studies at Middlesex University.
Equality is an important issue for the staff and
student community at Middlesex and as an area of academic study.
The Centre, based in the School of Health and Social Sciences, is
at the forefront of promoting race relations study and research.
The principle function of the Runnymede Trust
has been to provide briefs, background papers and research data
for MPs, civil servants others concerned with public policy on racial
discrimination and the techniques for overcoming it. The
Collection reveals the diverse sources of information that the Trust
used in its research and campaigning.
Staff, students and the general public will have
access to the documents, which will be used to create an on-line
Professor Mirza, Head of the Centre for Racial
Equality Studies, says:
"If we are to move toward a more representative
global multicultural Britain we need to reveal our hidden histories
and be encouraged to do it for ourselves.
"By telling the story of how racial justice
evolved by reasoned argument and the persistent lobbying of strong
characters, the Collection demonstrates the role of parliamentary
democracy in achieving social change, by using examples such as
the achievement of the landmark 1976 Race Relations Act."
The Runnymede Collection is also supported by:
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