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Sewell, stigma and the policing of race

Sewell, stigma and the policing of race

Whilst many agree with the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report’s recommendation to disaggregate the term ‘BAME’, IRR Director Liz Fekete warns that this is designed to create a new set of norms about how race and racism are conceptualised – and to disappear the matter of structural racism. Enough has been said by

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Fortnightly Bulletin

IRR News (25 March – 8 April 2021)

Sewell, stigma and the policing of race While much has been said about the ideological approach, farcical methodology and flawed conclusions of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (CRED) report, there is yet another aspect to explore. For, as Byline Times report this week, it seems that the commissioners and their backers have ambitions

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Calendar of racism and resistance (25 March – 8 April 2021)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. ELECTORAL AND PARTY POLITICS 25 March: The French interior minister asks the European Commission to revoke the funding of community organisation Alliance Citoyenne, which gained prominence through civil disobedience actions against the burkini ban in 2019, on the

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Race & Class Blog

Audio: Race & Class collaborates with Surviving Society podcast

To mark the special issue, Race, Mental Health, State Violence, Race & Class has released a five episode podcast collaboration with Surviving Society. Guest-edited by Monish Bhatia and Eddie Bruce-Jones, the issue shows how race, mental health and state violence intersect – in places of detention and incarceration, on the street, in mental health institutions,

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Press Release

IRR: Sewell report seeks to sideline structural factors attached to racism

The IRR responds to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report From what we have seen, both the findings and the recommendations of the government-commissioned Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report fit neatly with the government’s attempts, post-Brexit, to portray the British nation as a beacon of good race relations and a diversity

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Remembering Nina Mühe

The IRR is saddened to hear of the death of our friend and colleague Nina Mühe. Nina had worked with IRR since 2007. She contributed to our 2008 report Integration, Islamophobia and Civil Rights in Europe and in 2010 co-authored, with me and Naima Bouteldja, the report Alternative Voices of Integration, writing the country reports

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Comment

Policing in the Brexit State – Back to the 1980s

The race and class implications of the Police, Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill are massive and go beyond the right to protest As we approach the fifth anniversary of the decision to leave the EU and to re-establish British sovereignty in the name of the freedom of its citizens, the various provisions within the government’s

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (12 – 25 March 2021)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. ASYLUM AND MIGRATION Asylum and migrant rights 12 March: The Danish country coordinator for the EC’s website on migration accuses the Social Democrat coalition government of drifting towards the far Right, citing its recent decision to revoke the

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Race & Class Blog

Cuba and Pan-Africanism – recovering historical moments

The author argues that the ideas of Marcus Garvey, Walter Rodney and Bob Marley provide ideologically connecting points in the assessment of cross-cultural connections between Cuba and the Caribbean. It was, for many years, post-Revolution, taboo to discuss ‘colour’ in Cuba. Fighting for a socialism to end poverty, ill-health and ignorance, against a backdrop of

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Press Release

Roots of Racism is now free to download

  In response to the increasing demand from young students to re-evaluate Britain’s true ‘Island Story’ and the growing politicised opposition to the objective (re)telling of slavery and colonialism, we are delighted to release a digital version of our pioneering educational booklet, ‘Roots of Racism’ for free download. Originally published almost forty years ago, the intention

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