Last month, the UK made history by appointing its first British Asian and Hindu prime minister.
While Rishi Sunak’s appointment demonstrates that there is no office in the land which is not open to minorities, our recent Racism at Work research highlights that many people of colour still face major obstacles in achieving their true potential.
In fact, in spite of several significant events over the last few years, including the pandemic and subsequent global lockdown, as well as the extrajudicial killing of [black American] George Floyd in the US in 2020, very little has changed when it comes to discussing and promoting racial equality in the workplace. The tragic murder of Floyd [by a white police officer] and ensuing worldwide Black Lives Matter protests certainly sparked new conversations and put racial equality on the agenda in many boardrooms. Unfortunately, though, this has not led to significant change since 2018.