The new Minister for Race Equality Andrew Stunell MP has hit the ground running. On a daily basis he meets with different stake holders to discuss their concerns and formulate a clear and positive strategy to deliver greater equality including race equality. All this whilst simultaneously getting to grips with impeding public sector cuts that could disproportionately affect BME communities.
Yesterday it was OBV boss Simon Woolley’s turn to sit down with Stunell and discuss the huge challenges that Government and BME communities face in the months and years ahead.
Woolley stated, ‘ The meeting went very well. It seems to me that Stunell instinctively understands the critical dynamics that hold communities back. Having that nuanced approach that allows you to deal with those elements that hold the white working class back whilst not comprising on tackling the inequalities that BME communities face is a real skill’.
Stunell pledged to have a continuous dialogue with community groups and other interested parties to ensure that in these difficult times the most positive outcome can be achieved.
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