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Common Ground, Contested Space

Public and campaigner thinking about racism and what this means for building public support for racial justice

Common Grround, Contested Space provides a unique, in-depth insight into patterns of public thinking on ‘race’, racism and racial justice, as well as explaining what lies behind these beliefs, understandings and perceptions.

This research is richer and more reliable than traditional opinion poll data because, among other things, it is based on longform, semi-open interviews looking not only at what the public think, but how and why they think as they do.

This report compares and contrasts campaigner and public thinking about ‘race’, racism and racial justice. It identifies common ground and contested space between these two ‘camps’ and shows how and why these commonalities and clashes arise.

1 September 2020