Mixed Race Organisations in the UK: Joint Statement
People in Harmony in consultation with:
Multiple Heritage Project
Planet Rainbow Project
MOSAIC Black and Mixed Parentage Family Group
Starlight Black Child Mixed Heritage Group
As a coalition of mixed race organisations we seek to advance the social well being of people, couples and families of mixed race. One of our main objectives is to influence and improve ways in which public services such as education, health, social care and criminal justice are delivered to the mixed race population though discussion and debate, research, campaigns and the arts.
In the past mixed race people, couples and families have frequently been portrayed as occupying a problematic position in our social fabric and life. They have been described as marginal, isolated, and confused, burdened with identity problems, and disadvantaged in their life chances. In the last decade or so much fresh thinking has shifted the ground from that of problematising our various communities to celebrating their diversity. New cultures of human rights, equality and diversity, and the positive duties expected of our public bodies have created an environment in which our coalition is seeking positive engagement with the various sectors in society, including government, voluntary bodies and NGOs, and the private sector: we are uniquely placed to share our knowledge and experience and to represent the interests of this community. We are aware, too, that disadvantage and discrimination persist, some of which is mediated by differences in socio-economic position across our different communities, and we seek positive change to ameliorate these drawbacks…
Read the joint statement here.