Last week we joined Runnymede’s fantastic and inspiring campaign, End Racism This Generation.
Although it is illegal to discriminate against someone based on their race, racism is still extremely common in our society. Did you know that young black people are more than twice as likely to be unemployed compared to young white people in the UK? And that almost half of all Bangladeshi and Pakistani workers in the UK earn less than £7 an hour?
By encouraging organisations and individuals to make a public pledge to do their bit to end racism, this campaign aims to ensure everyone actively strives “to make changes in their own lives, workplaces and communities” so that, together, we ensure the law becomes a reality.
In making our pledge, Cambridge House has joined over 100 other organisations in the hope that “we can cause a shift in society so that treating people equally becomes the norm”.
“As Southwark’s community hub we pledge to continue to break down the social and economic barriers which inhibit the lives of BME communities and to promote inclusion, equity and personal development for all. As 50% of our management team come from BME communities and 50% are women, we will also continue creating positive role models for young people from all backgrounds.”
Now it’s your turn. Whether you’re an organisation or an individual, take your stand by making your pledge today. Together we can lead by example, spread best practice and drive the change our society so desperately needs.