As geographers, we are acutely aware that where you are born, and to whom, have a great effect upon the opportunities available to you throughout your life. Issues of class, racism and income inequality are entwined with this, often inseparably. There is ample evidence from recent geographical scholarship that structural, institutional and direct racism persists in many forms and contexts. It affects the life-chances, lived experience, and life-courses of too many people in Britain today. In addressing racism, we continue to advocate for a geographically sensitive approach to researching the issues and are mindful of how the strength of different causes vary locally, regionally and nationally according to the context. At this time, we wish to reaffirm our commitment as an organisation to enabling and amplifying research into racism, as well as educational, cultural and institutional reforms to help promote anti-racism in geography and wider society.
To learn more about the work the Society is doing to promote equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI), core values for the practice, study and teaching of geography, please click here.