Welcome to this week's Diverse Matters Weekly Digest - bringing you the latest in diversity & inclusion news stories!
How Trailblazer Lyn St. James Conquered Sexism in Her Racing Career
Read about St. James, 74, who is still knocking down walls and empowering others to follow their racing dreams!
Conditions that led to 2011 riots still exist today, experts warn
Data analysis finds large-scale cuts to youth services and increase in racial disparity 10 years on.
Government begins recruitment for new EHRC commissioner
The Minister for Women and Equalities has begun recruitment for a new Wales Commissioner and a new board member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
‘Look at how they treat us’: black Britons despair of police reform
As a new parliamentary report decries persistent racial injustice in UK policing, black Britons across London describe its impact on them.
Black barrister to lead independent police oversight board
Scrutiny board headed by Abimbola Johnson among initiatives that show police accept they need to change.
As rock climbing comes to the Olympics, what will it do for inclusivity in the sport?
Hannah Zia says "With its restrictive dress codes and high equipment costs, climbing can be an off-putting sport for young women like me."
Scottish health secretary claims nursery discriminated against daughter
SNP’s Humza Yousaf alleges school refused to offer places to three children with Muslim names.
Legal history being made in Swansea with first all-female Court of Appeal to sit in Wales
Llanelli-born Lady Justice Nicola Davies said she hoped the first all-female Court of Appeal in Wales would inspire more girls and young women in the country to consider a career in the law.
Hamilton 'proud' of Vettel 'Same Love' LGBTQ+ display in Hungary
Lewis Hamilton says he was proud of Sebastian Vettel for standing in favour of LGBTQ+ rights in Hungary last weekend, despite the German receiving a reprimand from the FIA for breaching pre-race protocol.
Colour of Power report: who are the new BAME figures in top UK jobs?
Number of minority ethnic people in prominent positions is rising, data shows.