If we are to address segregation, we need to go beyond blaming and scapegoating communities

By Dr Chris Allen and Özlem Ögtem Young, academic experts on Ethnicity & Religion at the University of Birmingham. It was somewhat unsurprising that the issue of segregation was so prominent in the Government’s Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper. Placing a particular emphasis on residential and school segregation, the Green Paper called for more meaningful... Continue Reading →

Increasing economic opportunity, addressing ethnic inequalities

Labour market disadvantage is one of the factors highlighted in the green paper as affecting integration, given the emphasis on equalising economic opportunities as a priority. IRiS academic, Dr Laurence Lessard-Phillips, explores this issue in more detail. Fulfilling individuals’ potential within the labour market has been a long-time focus of recent governments. The Strategy Green... Continue Reading →

From superdiverse contexts to superdiverse subjects: Report on IRiS conference (23-25 June 2014)

Superdiversity: Theory, Method and Practice. Rethinking society in an era of change. 23-25th June 2014, University of Birmingham Report by Rachel Humphris @rachel_humphris The Conference on ‘Superdiversity: Theory, method and practice. Rethinking society in an era of change’ took place at the University of Birmingham from the 23rd to the 25th of June. The event,... Continue Reading →

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