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    The United Kingdom on race: a warning for Europe

    Bruce-Jones, Eddie (2021) The United Kingdom on race: a warning for Europe. Verfassungsblog, Verfassungsblog.

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    The United Kingdom’s Commission on Ethnic and Racial Disparities, led by Tony Sewell, has recently published a report (“the Sewell Report”), which has been widely discredited since its launch by charities, education unions, academics and politicians. The report contends that institutional racism is an overused concept (p. 27), that slavery should be reimagined to have served the positive ends of berthing a culturally “remodelled African/Brit[ish]” subject (p. 8), that racialised minority groups should no longer assume that they may be disadvantaged owing to racism and should “help themselves” through empowerment in what it describes as an “era of participation” (p. 7). This is all premised on the idea that the UK is essentially a fair society in which opportunities are generally open to its citizens, with few exceptions. The report contends that the UK can serve as a beacon on racial equality for Europe and the rest of the world (p. 8).


    Item Type: Other
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Race; Racism; Europe; Law; Equality
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Depositing User: Eddie Bruce-Jones
    Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2022 15:19
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:18


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