More Than A Colour
We need a new way forward in the conversation about race, diversity and inclusion. Race should not be a political football. We cannot be sidetracked into polarised debate. Yet we urgently need to address the racial disparities and injustices around us. #MoreThanAColour training will increase cultural competency and promote a welcoming and supportive culture of effective collaboration.
#MoreThanAColour training will lift the conversation out of the culture war, stick to the data and work on practical solutions that lead to greater racial equity and justice.
There are clear and unequivocal racial disparities in the UK
A black man is 19 times more likely to be stopped and searched by the Metropolitan Police than the general population.
A young black mother is four times more likely to die in childbirth.
The mortality risk from Covid-19 among ethnic minority groups is twice that of white British patients after potential confounding factors such as age, sex, income, education, housing tenure, and area deprivation have been taken into account.
Exclusion rates for black Caribbean students in English schools are up to six times higher than those of their white peers in some local authorities.
Black workers with degrees earn 23.1% less on average than White workers.
Black people are more than 4 times as likely as White people to be detained under the Mental Health Act.
Using identical CVs and cover letters, BAME job applicants had to send 60% more applications to receive the same number of callbacks as white applicants.
45% of children from BAME groups are living in poverty, compared with 26% of children in White British families.
Black people account for 3% of the population, but 8% of deaths in custody
Rates of prosecution and sentencing for Black people are three times higher than for White people,18 per 1000 population compared with 6 per 1000 population for White people.
Dr Krish Kandiah is a social entrepreneur with a vision to help solve some of society’s seemingly intractable problems through building partnerships across civil society, faith communities, government, media and philanthropy. He is the Chair of the Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board where he brings strategic leadership to the finding of permanent loving families for children in the care system working across the sector and advising the English government.
Dr Krish Kandiah is an experienced teacher and trainer with a PhD in theology from Kings College London.
He brings his experience as church leader, charity founder and government advisor to the vital topic of racial justice.
Dr Kandiah is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 2 and 4. He has written 13 books and numerous articles for the Guardian, The Times, The Spectator as well as Christianity Today.
Dr Kandiah has spoken at the Global Leadership Summit at Willow Creek Church, the Q conference, The Royal Albert Hall and the Google Plex.