See the website of the Womens March on London 2017 which has details on the global movement. There is also a statement about it on the Womens Equality Party website An interesting initiative is We the people which is a crowd-sourced project backed by artist Shepard Fairey. The initiative is seeking to raise funds to […]
Find out with the latest annual report form the Social Mobility Commission. It finds in terms of education, earnings and housing significant and often growing disadvantages between rich and poor. One of the key findings, on page 124, is that ‘While a private school student has a 1 in 20 chance of entering Oxbridge, a student […]
The conclusion from the Parker review published this week which recommends quotas to enhance BAME employment prospects. See the CBI reaction. For background see his House of Lords briefing on black and ethnic minority employment trends. It includes links to earlier policy reviews, stakeholders and basic data. These include materials from the Ethnic Minority Stakeholder group […]
Find out by reading the results of a survey of 7,000 released this week by Reuters Institute. It is based on a survey of 700 journalists conducted in December 2015. While 45% were women they are less well-paid than men and occupy fewer management positions. The report also found this to be true of Black […]
Just released by the Library of Congress, this great new online resource celebrating the life, civil rights achievements and legacy of Rosa Parks whose refusal to give up a seat to a white passenger sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott in the 1950s. It includes thousands of photographs, letters and manuscripts. See this key account of her […]
From January 2016 the New York Public library provides enhanced public domain access to its online collections which include thousands of stunning historical images. See this announcing blog post which has lists of possible uses: these include usage of bulk API data. A great example is this 5th Avenue now and then which compares 1911 […]
Free access to this collection of essays from the Runnymede Trust. The 26 page pamphlet covers the socio-legal context of the act, the implementation of the act in the 21st century and the relationship between the act and the Magna Carta.
British Police and Race The Centre for Crime and Justice has just provided free access to a collection of articles under the heading #BlackLivesMatter which discuss aspects of policing and race in the UK and elsewhere. They consider such concepts as institutional racism and the police and racial profiling. The site also made available videos […]
Two recent reports have raised disturbing questions Exploring ethnic inequalities in admission to Russell Group universities. Boliver, V. (2015) (available free via Durham University- forthcoming in the Journal Sociology) considers why ethnic minority students are less likely to be admitted to Russell Group universities than white students. Also this week HEFCE released a report which […]
Think-tank Demos has created a special mapping integration area which is examining evidence of racial and ethnic integration/segregation in Britain today. It is spotlighting evidence from major social surveys and academic research and identifying any gaps in knowledge. Key topics currently covered are housing, work and social welfare with education and identity being added soon.