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DM Weekly Digest 06/08/21

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!


Read full story here


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.


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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).


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‘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.


Read their accounts here


Black barrister to lead independent police oversight board


Scrutiny board headed by Abimbola Johnson among initiatives that show police accept they need to change.


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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."


Read her insight here


Scottish health secretary claims nursery discriminated against daughter


SNP’s Humza Yousaf alleges school refused to offer places to three children with Muslim names.


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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.


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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.


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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.


Look at the 11 key names here