The seventy fifth anniversary of the Windrush can be held on 22 June with occasions going down throughout the UK
BRITAIN is a greater place to dwell for ethnic minorities than different nations just like the US, Germany or France, a brand new survey has revealed.
In response to the report, as many as 80 per cent of ethnic minority Britons agree that the UK is a greater place to dwell however added that rather more work to do on racial equality.
The brand new findings have been launched on Wednesday (7) in ‘Why the Windrush issues in the present day’ report by suppose tank British Future as a part of the Windrush 75 community.
Two-thirds (67 per cent) of ethnic minority respondents to the survey agreed that black and Asian folks face discrimination of their on a regular basis lives in Britain, whereas solely 10 per cent disagreed.
The report additionally examined what folks know and really feel in regards to the Windrush, how we must always commemorate its seventy fifth anniversary on 22 June and what we must always do now to deal with prejudice and convey folks collectively.
The survey revealed that seven in ten folks (71 per cent) and of ethnic minorities too (68 per cent) believed that the UK has made important progress on racial equality within the final 25 years.
Nevertheless, a overwhelming majority of ethnic minorities (80 per cent) and 66 per cent of the general public agreed that the nation must make rather more progress on racial equality within the subsequent 25 years.
As many as 87 per cent of black respondents felt that rather more progress is required on this regard.
“The Windrush seventy fifth anniversary is a crucial second to honour the pioneers of this historical past. It ought to now be seized as an opportunity to think about our future too. Britain has modified for the higher in these 75 years however we should additionally concentrate on the progress we nonetheless must see on race,” stated Sunder Katwala, director of British Future and co-author of the report.
“Committing now to an formidable agenda for change within the quarter-century to come back could be a becoming legacy.”
In response to the report, two-thirds (66 per cent) of the general public and 70 per cent of ethnic minorities urged to focus much less on arguments about language and extra on sensible motion to deal with racial inequality.
Greater than half the general public (57 per cent) felt that the UK political and media debate has grow to be extra divisive on questions of race within the final 10 years. In the meantime two-thirds of ethnic minority respondents and normal public stated that they’d welcome a much less heated debate on race.
“The Windrush is black historical past and it’s British historical past, the story of how our society got here to look because it does in the present day and why all of us have a stake in it. It’s one thing that each one of our kids ought to find out about at college and one thing that each one of us can have fun,” stated Patrick Vernon, convenor of the Windrush 75 community.
“Additionally it is historical past that we should take care to not lose because the Windrush era sadly passes away. We must always act now to seize and protect their tales, participating the following era in order that they perceive their heritage.”
Six in 10 folks (61 per cent) felt that the seventy fifth anniversary of Windrush is necessary. That rises to 71 per cent of ethnic minorities and 84 per cent of black Caribbean Britons.
Three-quarters of the respondents suppose that youngsters ought to be taught in regards to the Windrush and the way post-war migration formed in the present day’s society. Round 89 per cent from the black Caribbean group wished to show this historical past.
The survey revealed that two-thirds of the general public and seven in 10 ethnic minority Britons would help setting a Windrush 100 aim of ‘web zero racism by 2048’.
Solely 28 per cent of the general public and 45 per cent of ethnic minority Britons suppose that it could possibly be achieved in 25 years.
Nearly half of most people need authorities to prioritise harder guidelines on on-line hatred to attain web zero racism, however ethnic minorities urged to concentrate on honest possibilities in employment.
The HMT Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury docks in 1948, bringing greater than 800 passengers from the Caribbean.
It has come to symbolise the beginning of post-war Commonwealth migration and the multi-ethnic society of Britain in the present day.