Labour is the Party of equality. We are built on the values of social justice, internationalism and human rights. We have put forward a radical plan for government to eliminate racial inequality from the economy and society in our Race and Faith Manifesto. We are keen to engage with a range of communities and are inviting contributions online to help develop our Manifesto.
Our values are rooted in the fundamental truth that whatever your background, wherever you are from, you should have the means and opportunity to fulfil your potential. However, more work needs to be done to tackle structural barriers affecting Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)communities – in relation to economic justice, the criminal justice system and the representation in public life.
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has fanned the flames of racism in this country. The Conservative Party’s policies in government have turned back the clock, with BAME communities paying a high price for austerity and the politics of division and hate. Nowhere is this clearer then the hostile environment policies that lead to the scandalous treatment of the Windrush Generation. The fact that hate crime has more than doubled in the last five years must serve as a wake-up call for our country.
Working together we can eliminate racial inequality.