Category: RACE DIVERSITY

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WHY AREN’T THERE MORE BLACK FOOTBALL MANAGERS?

Is institutional racism in the boardroom the reason so few black players make it into management? Glance at the average football pitch and you might conclude racism in Britain’s favourite sport is dead. Team-sheets from the Premier League down have players of all ethnicities, and organising bodies host myriad anti-racism events. The discrimination bound-up with the game in decades past appears to be over. Until you look at the people shouting to the players. In 2007, about a quarter of all players were black, but only two out of 92 league clubs had black managers. Today, there are still only...

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OLDHAM SCHOOLS STILL POLARISED 10 YEARS ON FROM RACE RIOTS

Schools in Oldham remain among the most racially polarised in England, despite the closure of its more segregated schools in the aftermath of race riots, according to a study. Over 80% of of primary school pupils of Pakistani or Bangladeshi ethnicity are concentrated in “minority white” schools, where less than 20% of children are white British, and most of the town’s white pupils are in “majority white” primary schools, where at least 80% of the pupils are white British. There is less segregation at secondary level, in part because there are fewer, larger schools: 60% of Pakistani pupils and 65%...

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BRITISH FORCES ETHNIC BREAKDOWN: GET THE DATA

Does the British military have a problem with race? Find out how recruit numbers have changed since 2006 Does the British military have a problem with race? The most recent figures from the Defence Analytical Services and Advice (DASA) show that ethnic minorities make up only 6.6% of UK regular forces. The figures examine trained and untrained personnel and excludes Gurkhas, Full Time Reserve Service personnel and mobilised reservists. The army have the highest number of personnel from ethnic minorities at 9.4% in 2010 whereas the number is much lower in the naval services at 3.4% and the royal air...

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LEGAL AID CUTS TO SEND MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY INTO MELTDOWN

The comments comes as the campaigns group made their submission to the Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) consultation, February 14, 2011, on proposals for the reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales… BMH UK warn, services users could be left locked up on wards without the legal counsel they need to appeal against their detention, unless there is a radical rethink of MoJ’s plans. The campaigns group point out that funding cuts will hit those with disabilities and ethnic minorities hardest at a time when detention rates of people from the UK’s African Caribbean community now at an all time...

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DID DAVID CAMERON REALLY MEAN WHAT HE SAID ABOUT MULTICULTURALISM?

It is not often that I am inspired by our senior political figures. But I felt inspired after David Cameron’s 2007 visit to Birmingham’s Sparkbrook ward, which I represent as one of three elected Respect councillors. He stayed in the area for two days and spent a night with a local Muslim family and was so clearly impressed by the experience he wrote in glowing terms in the Observer about what he had learned. He didn’t just churn out lazy cliches a la “I stayed with a Muslim family and they were nice to me shock”, but describes his experiences...

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DAVID CAMERON’S ATTACK ON MULTICULTURALISM

British Prime Minister, David Cameron, was accused of playing into the hands of rightwing extremists as he delivered a controversial speech on the failings of multiculturalism within hours of one of the biggest anti-Islam rallies ever staged in Britain. Muslim and anti-fascist groups questioned the prime minister’s judgment and sensitivity to the issues, saying he had handed a propaganda coup to the hard-right English Defence League as 3,000 of its supporters marched through Luton chanting anti-Islamic slogans. Some of crowd were jubilant, saying that Cameron “had come round to our way of thinking”. Paul Bradburn, 35, from Stockport, said Cameron...

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ETHNIC DIVERSITY AT THE TOP

Management teams whose commitment to ethical values and ethnic diversity is purely superficial can foster workplace cultures that harm individuals and their organisations, according to new research. In order to be truly ethnically diverse, private sector organisations must expand their focus beyond checkbox exercises and consider the informal cultures they create, finds a report by race equality thinktank The Runnymede Trust. The possible consequences of work environments not rooted in diversity, according to the report, include conflict-ridden working relationships, unhappy and under-committed employees and, in extreme cases, a threat to the sustainability of the business as a whole The report,...

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MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY: 10 MEMORABLE MLK QUOTES

January 17th, 2011 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. The civil rights leader was also one of the most famed orators in American history. Here are a collection of 10 MLK quotes. 1. ‘Hate cannot drive out hate’ ‘Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars…. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.’ –Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community 2. ‘The ultimate measure of a man’ “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and...

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LANDMARK COURT CASE AGAINST POLICE RACISM

December marks the 40th anniversary of the start of Britain’s most influential black power trial, Mangrove Nine, itself a landmark event in the “irresistible rise of multiracial Britain”… In 1970, a group of black radicals were committed to stand trial on charges arising from violent clashes between the police during a protest march. From the outset, this was a political trial in which the police, Special Branch and the Home Office sought to discredit the leadership of the growing British black power movement. After 55 days at the Old Bailey, the Mangrove Nine were acquitted and forced the first judicial...

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POVERTY IS MORE LIKELY CAUSE OF MISTRUST THAN RACE

Research finds no evidence that levels of trust and co-operation are highest in the most ethnically homogenous neighbourhoods …. Poverty and gross inequality are six times more likely than ethnic diversity to cause British people to be suspicious of their neighbours, a landmark academic paper has found – repudiating the argument that multicultural societies make people uneasy and less trusting of strangers. Using government surveys of more than 25,000 individuals in 4,000 neighbourhoods, researchers from the University of Southampton said there was “no evidence” that levels of trust and co-operation were highest in the most “homogenous” neighbourhoods. Instead, people living...