How can we create a ‘new normal’ with greater racial justice & equality? @OpBlackVote founder Lord Woolley, @sarahjchurchman @Perminder14 @PaulMCleal discuss Wed 1 July 6pm UK time. Join the conversation: #RSAbridges
'Not in my lifetime have I seen a nation show empathy and want to see the world from our side.' Lord Woolley says the #COVID19 pandemic and death of George Floyd has been a "perfect storm" for change and will be an important historic moment. Latest:
Lord Woolley, from the government’s Race Disparity Unit, says he is encouraged Boris Johnson is launching an inequality commission but calls some of the prime minister’s language “really unhelpful, and unnecessary and to some, hurtful” #R4Today
“[We need to do] dramatic surgery on these elements of our society that have been shown to be shockingly wrong” Lord Woolley, founder of @OpBlackVote told @Emmabarnett that both Covid-19 and the George Floyd protests have highlighted “deep-seated inequalities in our society”
"Theresa May looked me in the eye and said, ‘there are deep-seated inequalities, these are uncomfortable truths…’ That was before Covid-19 and now things could get demonstrably worse.” Lord Woolley says the government review into Covid-19 BAME deaths is “weak”.
‘This disease has shone light on deep-seated inequalities’ - Lord Simon Woolley
“One third of Premiership footballers are non-white and yet we only have one black manager.” Lord Woolley says the tackling of racial abuse and racial disparities within the Premier League is moving “painfully slow”.