Ethnicity

Ethnic Minority Football Managers: How Can We Create More Diverse Dugouts?

Sandra Kerr | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Sport
Sandra Kerr

I'd like to welcome the proposed review. By acknowledging the problem and starting the conversation about how to address it, the Football League has taken a huge step forward. However, I am concerned that the Rooney Rule is being seen as a 'magic bullet' that will guarantee an immediate influx of BAME managerial talent....

Why It's Time for Business to Talk About Britain's BAME Youth

Sandra Kerr | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK
Sandra Kerr

Businesses can inspire and inform the future workforce, as well as increase the scope of their ambitions and create recruitment pathways that don't leave them stuck on the first rung. We know this won't be quick or easy. But as things stand, there is a lack of genuine equal opportunity for British BAME employees of the future. There is no point continuing to ignore what may seem to be an uncomfortable conversation around race. Let's all get over that and start talking. Business and government need to take note and act now.

London Less Integrated Than the Rest of the Country, Report Finds

Eric Kaufmann | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK
Eric Kaufmann

Exactly why the middle bands of the class structure, which contains around half the population, contain less ethnic interaction is unclear. One explanation mooted by social theorists is that this group has less of an achieved status than the professional class, and therefore invests more strongly in its ethnic identity...

Stop Denying People Their Right to Health

Sarah K Edwards | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
Sarah K Edwards

Across the world, ethnic and cultural minorities are marginalised and experiencing more poverty and worse health outcomes than the rest of the population, but there is a lack of statistical information around this. By measuring national averages, the MDGs cover up this situation and fail to incentivise countries to breakdown of data into sub-national groups.

Lucy Sherriff

Poor Pupils 'Significantly' Less Likely To Be Admitted To Grammar Schools, Finds Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Poor pupils and those who receive free school meals are "significantly" less likely to be admitted to grammar schools, a study branded "disturbing" ha...

The Bandwagon Effect Is Harming Race Relations

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

Conversations are now elevated and scrutinized in an amphitheatre of social media. There are those that spectate, speculate, and jump on the bandwagon - whether that's with good intentions, or to kill the show. The Internet means that people don't forget words, and events are recorded forever at the end of a web search. Over time, the moment, context and goodwill crumbles away...

Finished Dreaming? The Post-Racial Delusion Is Over - Back to Work

Rob Berkeley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Rob Berkeley

'No dogs, No Blacks'. Although many of us would like to believe that we have moved beyond the racism of the of the 1960s, a number of studies have shown that while racial discrimination is less often blatant; it still very much exists, and has shifted into more subtle and insidious forms...

Ethnic Minorities Passed Over For Promotions, Report Says

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK

Ethnic minorities find it harder to get promotions at work, and may be unable to haul themselves out of poverty, a new report has claimed. Research...

Citizens First, Muslims Later: The Need to Redefine the Rohingya Muslim

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

A population of 800,000, this is a community which has been in international spotlight since 2012, when a riot broke out in Rakhine state of western Myanmar. Commentaries on the violence point to ethnic tensions between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims

Diverse Neighbourhoods Are 'Happier, Healthier And Less Racist'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

If you live a neighbourhood which is ethnically diverse, you're more likely to be healthier and less likely to experience racial discrimination, a new...

White British Could Be Minority By 2070

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK

Britain will become one of the world's most ethnically diverse countries in less than 40 years, an academic study has found. The proportion of mino...

Thatcher and Immigration: Can the White Majority be Reassured?

Eric Kaufmann | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics
Eric Kaufmann

The multicultural, colour-blind and ethno-nationalist visions coexist, and point to distinct national utopias.

'They're Taking Our Jobs!' - Dispelling Immigration Myths

Mahmood Naji | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Mahmood Naji

What drives this myth is anecdote. It is the old economic fallacy of noticing only that which is seen and ignoring that which is not seen. It is obvious when an immigrant is given a job before a native, you can see it with your own eyes, you hear about it from friends. However it is difficult, even impossible, to see the jobs being created as a result of the influx of immigrants.

'Race' and Adoption Crusades in 21st Century Britain

Professor Ravinder Barn | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Politics
Professor Ravinder Barn

The 'race' and adoption reforms put forward by Michael Gove, secretary of state for education, in England are undoubtedly an ideological crusade - not unlike the ideology around the elimination of religion in the former Soviet Union.

NHS Services for Everyone?

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Shepherd

Recently I received a survey through the post; apparently out of all the people who live in my area I was selected at random despite the fact my partn...

What Mary Did Next? Shut Down Abusive Trolls

Zrinka Bralo | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Politics
Zrinka Bralo

Being an academic and a broadcaster, Professor Beard came to Question Time well prepared: she actually read the local authority report about the impact of migration.

This House Believes That Multiculturalism Isn't Working

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
The Cambridge Union Society

Chris Romalds, a postgraduate student in Development Studies, explores the reasons why multiculturalism could be said to be failing. Sarah Garland, a second year English student at Newnham College, argues that despite its problems, multiculturalism has not failed.

Asian...Or Asian?!

Navjot Singh | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK
Navjot Singh

'Asia' is formed of 48 countries, and extends right the way from Saudi Arabia to East Timor covering 30% of the earth's land (44,597,000 km2). Of course, within this area you have parts of the Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia, and South-East Asia.

A Republican Post-Mortem: It's Demography, Stupid!

Joseph Yackley | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Joseph Yackley

The exit polling data is clear. Apart from political party, no other measure explains the outcome of the election more than race and ethnicity. Not gender, not religion, not age.

Does the Truth Really Set You Free?

Ian Linden | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK
Ian Linden

The British Bank Holiday is a notoriously slow news day. Unless an untoward sighting of a royal backside occurs, hapless journalists are tied to their telephones in half empty offices hoping for a story to emerge. If the sun is shining and their spouses are burying their children in sand on British beaches, the misery of their Babylonian captivity is heightened.

Make Bradford British: More Cultural Superiority From Channel 4

Iman Qureshi | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Entertainment
Iman Qureshi

Congratulations to Channel 4 who've discovered - following the success of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding - the elixir for TV success: a tabloidy title; a hackneyed premise; a sprinkle of polemic farcical characters; a dash of cultural superiority; and a simple reduction of complex issues into black and white. Or in this case, brown.

Burma Should Honour Freedom's Martyrs and Revive the Spirit of Panglong

Benedict Rogers | Posted 15.04.2012 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

Four years ago today, gunmen under orders from Burma's dictatorship came to a house in Thailand in broad daylight and shot dead a man as he sat on his veranda. The man who was assassinated was the General Secretary of the Karen National Union (KNU), Padoh Mahn Sha Lah Phan, one of the most prominent spokesmen for Burma's ethnic nationalities.

Russia: The Ethnicity Issue

Vladimir Putin | Posted 24.03.2012 | UK
Vladimir Putin

The mission of Russians has always been to unify and hold together their civilization through culture, language and global responsibility. This identity is based on maintaining a Russian culture that embraces not only ethnic Russians but anyone who identifies themselves as a Russian regardless of ethnic identity.

'My Tram Experience' Race Relations in Modern Britain

Nabeela Zahir | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK
Nabeela Zahir

There has never been a time when a racial utopia has existed and I doubt such a thing could ever exist, but we are losing sight of what makes the UK a racially tolerant and welcoming society. It is time for us to bring the discussion of race relations back to the forefront.

London Is No Longer An English City and Who Won World War Two?

John Fleming | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
John Fleming

Recently, John Cleese told an Australian interviewer: "London is no longer an English city... it doesn't feel English." Last night I saw Arnold Weske...