Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. 50 years after the establishment of the Runnymede Trust and the Race Relations Act of 1968 which sought to end discrimination in public life, this accessible book provides commentary by some of the UK’s foremost scholars of race and ethnicity on data relating to a wide range of sectors of society, including employment, health, education, criminal justice, housing and representation in the arts and media.
It explores what progress has been made, identifies those areas where inequalities remain stubbornly resistant to change, and asks how our thinking around race and ethnicity has changed in an era of Islamophobia, Brexit and an increasingly diverse population.
"This is simply a must-read book for all those who want to understand racial inequalities in British society. It provides an up-to-date and convincing case that we have a long way to go in terms of achieving racial justice." John Solomos, University of Warwick
Bridget Byrne is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester, UK and Director of the ESRC research Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE).
Claire Alexander is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester UK and Deputy Director of the ESRC research Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE).
Omar Khan is Director of the Runnymede Trust, the UK’s leading independent race equality think tank.
James Nazroo is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester, UK, and Deputy Director of the ESRC research Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) and co-Director of the Manchester Institute for Collaborative research on Ageing.
Will Shankley is a Research Associate at the ESRC research Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) and has a PhD from the University of Manchester
State of the Nation: Ethnicity, Race and Inequality in the UK ~ Claire Alexander and Bridget Byrne
The Demography of Ethnic Minorities in Britain ~ William Shankley, Tina Hannemann and Ludi
Citizen Rights and Immigration ~ William Shankley and Bridget Byrne
Minority Ethnic Groups, Policing and the Criminal Justice System in Britain: William Shankley and Patrick Williams
Health Inequalities ~ Karen Chouhan and James Nazroo
Ethnic Inequalities in the State Education System in England ~ Claire Alexander and William Shankley
Ethnic Minorities in the Labour Market in Britain ~ Ken Clark and William Shankley
Ethnic Minorities and Housing in Britain ~ William Shankley and Nissa Finney
Arts, Media and Ethnic Inequalities ~ sarita malik and William Shankley
Politics and Representation ~ maria sobolewska and William Shankley
Racisms in Contemporary Britain ~ William Shankley and James Rhodes
Conclusion ~ Omar Khan
Recommendations ~ Omar Khan