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Social mobility, ‘geographic inequality’ and a new culture war

As a new head of the Social Mobility Commission is appointed and the government pursues its ‘levelling up’ agenda, IRR researcher Jessica Perera debunks simplistic and racialised messages around ‘geographic inequality’.  Discussion about social mobility is all the rage in government circles, but only if it is linked to its programme of ‘levelling up’, with educational attainment emerging

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (29 January – 11 February 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 27 January: NHS leaders warn the post-Brexit immigration system will result in a huge shortfall of care staff, with the NHS Confederation appealing for ministers to show ‘flexibility and pragmatism’

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (3 – 16 December 2020)

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 3 December: The Home Office is failing potential victims of modern slavery, rules the High Court, as an ‘unlawful lacuna’ in existing immigration policy means they are stripped of immigration status. (Independent, 4 December 2020)  10 December: The

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (19 November – 2 December 2020)

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 19 November: The UNHCR urges the UK to restart its refugee resettlement programme, warning that fewer than a quarter of the 63,726 refugees resettled globally in 2019 have been resettled this year. (Guardian, 19

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (3 – 18 November 2020)

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 9 November: Following a second Commons defeat, Lord Dubs withdraws his amendment on family reunion rights for child refugees in the Lords as the government offers a review. (Independent, 5 November; Hansard

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (23 October – 2 November 2020)

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 24 October: The government reduces the minimum salary for migrants to settle in the UK from £35,800 to £20,480 under new rules coming into force in December. The new lowered threshold is

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (9 – 22 October 2020)

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 9 October: The introduction of tighter lockdown restriction across France is leaving many unaccompanied migrant minors stranded without access to apprenticeship programmes, a route to legal residency, according to the Apprenticeship Training Centre in

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Press Release

IRR: Local authorities must probe police use of data analytics to map communities

Metropolitan police

For immediate release Local authorities and other partners in police safer neighbourhood teams should further probe possible racial profiling in policing, says the IRR today, after it emerged that five police forces, including the Metropolitan police, have used software that can be deployed to help identify whether different ethnic groups ‘specialise’ in particular types of

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Calendar of Racism and Resistance (15 – 28 July 2020)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe. BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTS AND POLICING 17 July: Around 1,500 people protest in Berlin in support of BLM and to protest police brutality. (Deutsche Welle, 17 July 2020) 17 July: Anti-racist activists in Madrid hang a banner reading

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