Dr Omar Khan tells stories of injustice faced by the Windrush generation. In this talk he discusses the legacy of the British empire and how in order to address racial inequalities in the present, we have to understand their origins in the past. Omar is the director of Runnymede Trust, the UK’s leading independent race equality think tank. Omar’s ambition is to help eliminate racial disadvantage in the UK and Europe. He has written various articles and reports on political theory, British political history and race.Through his combined work at Runnymede and academic studies, he regularly speaks on topics such as multiculturalism, integration, socio-economic disadvantage and positive action and has given evidence of his findings to the United Nations, the European Parliament, Capitol Hill and academic conferences globally. Omar is also a chair of Olmec and a 2012 Clore Social Leadership Fellow. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Omar Khan

Previous Director of Runnymede and social justice advocate

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