‘We Are Ghosts’ - Race, Class and Institutional Prejudice
This joint report by CLASS and the Runnymede Trust follows a year-long study assessing how people across 14 London boroughs identified in terms of class and race. The report found that interviewees firmly rejected the ‘dehumanising’ way that public services were delivered to them and resented the impact of gentrification.
They also recognised that they were part of a multi-ethnic local community, with strong forms of solidarity across difference. A combination of government-imposed austerity and the hostile environment that led to the Windrush scandal is forging shared conditions across working-class, minority ethnic and migrant communities.