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Institutional racism – time for leaders to accept the challenge of dismantling it

May 20, 2021

Jeremy Crook OBE, Chief Executive, BTEG

Sir William Macpherson, author of the ground-breaking Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Report (1999), sadly passed on 14 February 2021. After a thorough examination of the Metropolitan Police investigation into Stephen’s death he and his distinguished inquiry panel concluded that the Met was institutionally racist, defining this as:

Coalition calls on Government to tackle unemployment disparities for young black men in London

Apr 13, 2021

It is a great disappointment that the recent report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities did not acknowledge the systemic racial injustice that runs through our society and its institutions. Whilst it is important to recognise that progress has been made in some areas, unfortunately the ongoing disparities of social outcomes based on race is evidence enough that we still have a long way to go, and renewed action is urgently needed.

BTEG Statement on the Commission On Race And Ethnic Disparities: The Report

Apr 01, 2021

In support of Black Lives Matter young people from black, Asian, white and all ethnic backgrounds took to the streets last year to demand the end to systemic and everyday racism, especially in policing. They wanted to see government acceptance of the problem and effective action to eradicate racism in all its forms.

Dismantling structural racism

Jul 20, 2020

In recent weeks the issue of race equality has dominated the news agenda as never before. But racism is not confined to police brutality or monkey chants on the football terraces. That is racism at its most crude, visible and visceral. More pernicious is the structural racism in every aspect of our society - not just in our criminal justice system, but also in schools, the media and the workplace.

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