Diversity & inclusion - why does it matter?

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DM Weekly Digest 08/07/2021

Really big news this week as the Stockwell Six are finally vindicated 50 years after being set up by bent detective...

 

Cleveland Davidson and five of his young black friends had been framed by Detective Sergeant Derek Ridgewell, who would later be unmasked as one of Britain’s most corrupt officers

 

Read more about how they finally got justice here

 

Priti Patel’s immigration bill could make the RNLI criminals...

 

Yes, as if Priti Patel's new immigration bill wasn't controversial enough, it has thrown up the troubling possibility that the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's volunteers could end up in prison for saving asylum seekers or refugees in trouble at sea!

 

Read more about this part of the bill here

 

And in news across the water, Belgium unveils plans to return DRC artworks stolen during colonial rule...

 

The pledge promises to return artworks plundered from its former Congolese colony, as it seeks to confront its brutal colonial past.

 

This marks the first time items will be returned to Congolese ownership without waiting for requests, you can read more about the story here

 

The success of the Muslim Golf Association...

 

With prayer breaks, halal food and no alcohol or gambling, MGA golf days allow UK Muslims to play in line with their principles

 

Read more about Amir Malik's passion for making golf more accessible here

 

Will Goodhart of the CFA Society says: Diversity and inclusion must remain profession's top priority...

 

The investment sector’s focus on climate change is overdue, but while it is necessary to address climate, we must ensure that diversity and inclusion (D&I) considerations do not get forgotten.

 

Read more about how Goodhart plans to tackle this here

 

Apparently, To Kill A Mockingbird could be used to help tackle racism in school...

 

Confused?

 

The book is good-hearted and well-meaning but, unsurprisingly for a book published more than 60 years ago, some of its language and the “white saviour” narrative is at odds with widely accepted values of today’s world. Read more about Scotman's opinion here

 

And in other school news, Ofsted downgrades Colchester Royal Grammar School in Essex over 'hostile environment' of sexism and racism...\

 

Inspectors found leaders at the school have not ensured boys understand "how to interact appropriately" with girls.

 

This comes after Ofsted's review last month concluded that incidents of sexual harassment and abuse has become "normalised" for schoolchildren. You can read more on this story here

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