Social Inequality

Could A Devolved Regional Approach Be The Magic Bullet To Tackle Social Mobility In The UK?

Dr Franz Buscha | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK
Dr Franz Buscha

The Social Mobility Commission (SMC) recently released a new report examining 20 years of government efforts to tackle social mobility in the UK. Cove...

Unless We Are All 'I Daniel Blake' Nothing Will Change

John Wight | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Politics
John Wight

The criminalisation of poverty has destroyed more lives in this country than any number of terrorist bombs ever could. Men, women, and children have had their spirits crushed under the juggernaut of despair.

Social Mobility: The Continuing Pressure To Meet Quotas Means We've Sidestepped Our Real Responsibilities

Tania Hardcastle | Posted 05.10.2017 | UK
Tania Hardcastle

Positive Discrimination was outlawed by the Equality Act 2010. Yet, there remains an incandescent pressure amongst employers and universities to meet ...

Why Middle-class Kids Are Dressing Like LA 'Gang Bangers'

Jonathan Ilan | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK
Jonathan Ilan

Four years after the fear and fury over the UK riots, and some months after the much hyped displeasure about Britain's top grime MCs performing with K...

Sorry White People, You Can't Talk About Racism...

Inez Sarkodee-Adoo | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Inez Sarkodee-Adoo

Moving past crippling mistrust and misidentification of the guilty requires recognition of the ways that dominant representations of racial difference legitimise and normalise habitual discrimination, phenomena that everybody ought to be welcome to oppose.

War on the Poor, War on the Majority: 2+2=5, We're Electioneering

Christian Garland | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Politics
Christian Garland

The war on the poor aka 'welfare reform' is being waged with that much more ferocity and that much more cynicism in the weeks up to the General Electi...

Is the Character Assassination of the Young Black Male Now Being Perpetuated With Good Intentions?

Emeka Egbuonu | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK
Emeka Egbuonu

Such a bold and controversial question has been plaguing my mind over the last three years due to a number of events. Each time I do my best to repress it, however on this occasion the strength of it overtook me and I found myself here; documenting my thoughts hoping that this article will be thought provoking especially for those that have never questioned this before.

Playing to Win

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

I wonder if this is a reaction to new funding schemes in higher education in the UK, a move toward more American cultural norms, a combination of the two, or something else entirely?

Gap Between Rich And Poor Set To Widen

PA | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK

Income inequality will return to near the levels seen before the recession as welfare cuts bite, a respected economic think tank has said. The Inst...

2013 - When Injustice Becomes Law Resistance Becomes Duty

John Wight | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Politics
John Wight

The potentiality, and perhaps inevitably, of 2013 proving one of the most socially convulsive and ugly in Britain's social history is very real.

Why Britain Needs Grammar Schools

Peter Kellow | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Peter Kellow

Ideally the comprehensive system should improve itself so that its schools could provide an education equivalent to the private schools. But this is never going to happen. It could happen, as it does in other countries, if there were no strong private school sector. But the comprehensive system is simply not designed to compete in this way and cannot by its nature.

Government Cuts to the Women's Sector are Tantamount to State Discrimination

Natalie Gyte | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
Natalie Gyte

Our system is broken; the power, the political capital, and the money resides at the top of a hierarchy. Meanwhile those in most need are further disempowered and pushed to the fringes of our society. Without funding the women's sector simply cannot provide lifesaving services to women in desperate need.

Why Inequality Matters

Katharine Round | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Politics
Katharine Round

The gap between rich and poor is at its highest level for 30 years, yet this August's Ipsos MORI issues index, which canvassed public opinion on the issues that matter, showed only 10% of people in the UK are concerned about it.

Big Society : Forgotten Society

Teresa Goncalves | Posted 09.10.2011 | UK Politics
Teresa Goncalves

'Mindless' violence, as irrational and disturbing as it may seem, comes about as the result of deeper conflicts within our society that all too often we are blind to.