FROM PILLAR TO POST: PAN-EUROPEAN RACISM AND THE ROMA

Europe’s Roma face a double victimisation both as Roma and as migrants and are fast becoming the number one scapegoat for the economic crisis, argues IRR’s Director Liz Fekete in this hard-hitting review of anti-Roma hate campaigns across Europe. The…

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Britain: racial violence and the politics of hate

Abstract: Drawing on research into racist attacks in three cities, this article reveals a changing geography of racial violence in the UK (in terms of new areas and targets), and sets this in the context of the socially destructive impact…

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Racism in Europe

The communities in Europe most vulnerable to discrimination and racism continue to be immigrants and other ethnic minorities, especially Black Africans and Roma. The newer migrants from within the European Economic Area (EEA) also experience hostility. The public perception of…

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Open Letter By The West Yorkshire Racial Justice Network to Philip Davies MP challenging his attack on the Gypsy and Traveller Community

  Dear Mr. Philip Davies MP, We the undersigned from the West Yorkshire Racial Justice Network are writing to you to express our deep concern at the tirade of abuse unleashed by you against the Gypsy and Traveller community. Your…

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British Future: The Integration Consensus Report: The View from Yorkshire and Humber

Following the publication of British Future’s Report entitled The Integration Consensus, Sunder Katwala’s article for the Racial Justice Bulletin assesses the emerging evidence from the Yorkshire and Humber Region. Levels of prejudice have fallen in the twenty years since the…

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To Stephen Lawrence: In Memoriam

On the 20th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence, JUST West Yorkshire invited two BME practitioners to assess his legacy. *** It is odd to think that Stephen Lawrence, a teenager who was killed 20 years ago this week,…

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Thatcher’s Love Is Reciprocated and There Will Be No Tears

By Erskine Grant For people from the Asian and black communities, the Thatcher years bequeathed a disgraceful legacy of discrimination in access to: decent housing, high quality education, and rewarding employment. This discrimination is a major cause of the racial…

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New Police and Crimes Commissioner Policing Plan Insufficient For Building Trust and Confidence with Minority Communities

On Wednesday 27th April, the newly elected West Yorkshire Police and Crimes Commissioner (PCC) published his policing plan for 2013 – 2018. The plan comes at a time when confidence in policing is at an all time low – not least due to…

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