Over two thirds of BAME charity staff questioned for an ACEVO and Voice4Change survey have experienced, seen or heard of racism in the sector.
Home Truths: Undoing racism and delivering real diversity in the charity sector was funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and involved an online survey with 493 responses from BAME people in the sector. It included 24 in-depth interviews with both white and BAME charity staff and leaders, as well as two roundtable discussions: one with racial justice activists and one with ‘systems-shapers’, such as funders and membership bodies, that have influence on the debates and priorities within the sector.
“The problem in the charity sector is not simply an absence of BAME people. Once inside the sector, significant numbers of BAME people experience discrimination and harm. Our research suggests that this situation is linked to the prevailing culture of the sector. By this we mean that long-standing habits, practices and norms will have to change in order to improve how the charity sector works with and serves BAME people.”
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