[Blackstudies-l] 800 years since the Magna Carta was signed, what of black British civil rights?

Maria Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Sat Mar 28 12:48:35 EDT 2015

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History Lessons project: Diversity in teaching history

Who gets included in the story? Runnymede’s History Lessons
project asks this question and looks at the importance of presenting
diverse stories when teaching history.

You can download both a Runnymede Perspectives Paper, which lays out the
research, argument and policy recommendations related to teaching diverse
history, as well as a comprehensive resource for teachers who are keen to
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*Essential Reading*

Why do we need anti-racism laws in the 21st century?

In modern Britain - which no longer resembles the 'No blacks, no Irish, no
dogs' Britain of the 1960s - what purpose does anti-discrimination
legislation serve? Nigel Farage believes we needn't have so much
legislation, according to comments he made in Trevor Phillips' documentary *The
Things we Won't Say About Race that Are True*.

Here Runnymede Trustee and discrimination law consultant Barbara Cohen
explains why anti-racism law is as important as ever

800 years since the Magna Carta was signed, what of black British civil

As the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta approaches, Dr
Laurence Brown argues that the significant struggles faced by ethnic
minorities to achieve modern-day freedoms are being overlooked.

Read: Remembering the British struggle for ethnic minority rights

Watch this space

Race and Class

If you are interested in the debate looking at the intersection between
race and class in Britain today, keep an eye on our website for an event
Runnymede is planning for 26 May 2015.

Race and the Election

As we approach the General Election 2015, Runnymede will be releasing a
report in April on black and ethnic minority (BME) voting patterns and how
great a part race will play in the election process.

In the meantime, Runnymede has signed up to this election statement against
racist language.

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anyone eligible should apply.

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