Institute of Race Relations

From refugee to terrorist

In April, a huge police operation, with marksmen and helicopters, was launched to raid a Kurdish community centre in Haringey, north London. Inside, embarrassed police found a Kurdish group rehearsing a Harold Pinter play about repression of Kurds. Someone had…

The truth about the human trade

Those who seek to aid refugees fleeing persecution are being tarred with the same brush as the profiteering human smugglers. Across Europe, the press is running salacious stories about illegal immigrants tricking their way into a country, aided by ethnic…

The fight against racist science

An interview with Steven Rose Why are we seeing a resurgence of racist scientific ideas now with books like The Bell Curve and The g Factor?Scientific racism has been around for a very long time. The last big wave began…