Our new report, co-authored by The Everyday Bigotry Project, analyses existing data to draw new conclusions about the state response to hate crime. The report chronicles the scale of the hate crime problem, and identifies how inadequate data management is preventing monitoring of hate crime and formation of effective counter-hate crime policy. The report also... Continue Reading →
The second of our Call it out! series with The Everyday Bigotry Project will be held on Tuesday 8th of August in Cardiff. Call it out! aims to facilitate critical discussion around solutions to rising hate crime, and further amplify the voices and work of networks/individuals advocating for these solutions. Call it Cardiff! has been organised... Continue Reading →
In case you missed it, check out our interactive map of people's stories of post-brexit abuse. Read about the incidents that happened near you, and explore patterns in racist/xenophobic abuse across the UK. Click to view interactive map and read accounts of individual incidents: Read our full report here.
“It’s just a flag. The chains aren’t slave chains. The chains represent the industrial heritage of the Black Country. The black is for the coal and the red is for the fire. It was designed by a 12-year-old schoolgirl, for goodness sake. It has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with racism.” Sorry folks, but... Continue Reading →
Post Ref Racism works very closely with The Everyday Bigotry Project, headed by Shaista Aziz. Following her work with Thames Valley Police on a new hate crime campaign, Shaista was invited to speak at Oxford City Council's meeting yesterday, where Cllr Tom Hayes put forward a motion to request a review of hate crime legislation... Continue Reading →
Last week on Thursday 29th June The Everyday Bigotry Project and Post Ref Racism hosted a frank debate on hate crime in Central London. We were joined by a panel of expert speakers from academic, community and political spheres. You can watch the debate in full here, and the main conclusions are summarised below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3nVE8deHOY&t=3504s... Continue Reading →
What measures should policy-makers be considering? How might this change should a minority government collapse? What work should we be doing at the community level? What role should the media be playing? Is the increase in hate crime and bigotry related to the rise of the far-right?
It’s taken a van plowing through a crowd of Muslim worshippers for us to recognise white-national extremism as a form of terror. In this particular case – there could be no denying it; the method of attack was just too similar to London Bridge and Westminster. But despite the blatant nature and motive of this... Continue Reading →