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Racial prejudice: how bad measures can lead us astray

Racial prejudice: how bad measures can lead us astray | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Last year, the Guardian triggered a major debate over prejudice after a front page splash painted a dark picture of rising racial intolerance in Britain, writes Dr Robert Ford.
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This article was written by Dr Rob Ford, from the ESRC-funded Centre of Dynamics of Ethnicity.

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Ethnic inequalities in health – policy paralysis and the need to be ambitious

Ethnic inequalities in health – policy paralysis and the need to be ambitious | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

How and why does policy continue to fail to address inequalities in health? asks Professor James Nazroo. A recent report on inequalities in health, commissioned by the British Academy, brought together responses to the question, “What one policy could make a difference if implemented at a local level?” 

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Blog written by James Nazroo, Director of the ESRC-funded Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity

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Scotland independence vote: Pakistani politician woos Asian ‘No’ vote

The battle for Scotland’s Asian voters has intensified in the final week of campaigning as the “No” campaign has enlisted the support of the Governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province, in a move the “Yes” campaign has denounced as “foreign interference”.

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Article discusses research by the Centre on Dynamics and Ethnicity, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Ethnic minorities in Britain face social barriers even when better qualified, says Manchester university study

Ethnic minorities in Britain face social barriers even when better qualified, says Manchester university study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Ethnic minorities in Britain continue to face social barriers even when they are better qualified than their white peers, according to a study from the University of Manchester.

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The article quotes findings from the ESRC-funded Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity.

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Ethnic data ‘not always reliable’

Ethnic data ‘not always reliable’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

According to the ESRC Research Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity, 4 per cent of all people chose a different ethnic group in the 2011 Census than they had in the 2001 Census.

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Further information on the ESRC Research Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity

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Worried about Muslims in Britain? Here's the answer

As figures show the number of Muslim children is rising, James Kirkup says integration is about economics, not values

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity

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Is it time to drop the word 'ethnic' from our vocabulary?

Is it time to drop the word 'ethnic' from our vocabulary? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Avatar actress Zoe Saldana has said she'd love to erase the word 'ethnic' from everyday language. Radhika Sanghani explores our use of the term
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Article quotes ESRC-funded researcher Dr Alita Nandi from the Institute for Social and Economic Research

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Ethnic minorities in Britain better qualified and yet denied jobs

Ethnic minorities in Britain better qualified and yet denied jobs | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Britain’s ethnic minorities experience barriers to social mobility and employment even though they are better qualified, in many cases, than their white counterparts.
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The article quotes findings from the ESRC-funded Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity.

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Ethnic data ‘not always reliable’

Ethnic data ‘not always reliable’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

New research from The University of Manchester shows official forms cannot record our ethnic group precisely, because many of us change how we identify ourselves each time we are asked

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Featuring research from the ESRC Research Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity.

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