An article examined the hypothesis that ethnic heterogeneity led to poor provision of public goods, re-examining the work of Alesina, Baqir, and Easterly. The article said that the relationship was mixed for different public goods, and that ethnic diversity was related to lower provision of some public goods and to higher provision of others.
Source: Rachel Gisselquist, 'Ethnic divisions and public goods provision, revisited', Ethnic and Racial Studies, Volume 37 Number 9
An article examined a theoretical framework for analyzing discrimination against second-generation immigrant girls in education and the labour market. Drawing upon elements of the findings from the Neskak Gora Project conducted in Denmark, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom, it discussed the variable ways in which class, gender, and 'race'/ethnicity intersected to produce a 'discontinuity' of axes of inequality across contexts, institutional settings, and the individual's life cycle.
Source: Sara Farris and Sara de Jong, 'Discontinuous intersections: second-generation immigrant girls in transition from school to work', Ethnic and Racial Studies, Volume 37 Number 9
An article examined the educational and career aspirations of young black men.
Source: Ian Law, Sarah Finney, and Sarah Jane Swann, 'Searching for autonomy: young black men, schooling and aspirations', Race, Ethnicity and Education, Volume 17 Issue 4
A report examined ways in which national equality bodies might engage with equality duty bearers (defined as people and organizations that had an explicit legal duty under European Union and national equality legislation). The report outlined the range of EU-wide obligations, considered available engagement tools (such as legal mechanisms, research, training, and dialogue), and discussed issues relating to the choice of the 'right tool'.
Source: Joint Responsibility for Equal Treatment: How equality bodies work with duty bearers, Equinet (European Network of Equality Bodies)
An article examined how students on Initial Teacher Training courses understood and conceptualized discourses of 'race', diversity and inclusion. It said that students' understandings were complex, and recommended more training to ensure teachers' understanding, as well as their ability to address issues around racism in the classroom.
Source: Kalwant Bhopal and Jasmine Rhamie, 'Initial teacher training: understanding "race," diversity and inclusion', Race, Ethnicity and Education, Volume 17 Issue 3
A paper said that the 'equality and diversity' and 'health inequalities' agendas within the English health system remained poorly integrated at both national and local level and, in particular, the health agenda had focused too narrowly on socio-economic aspects of disadvantage. It said that the two issues needed to be better integrated in order to address multiple axes of disadvantage and meet the needs of those with the worst health outcomes, and that this would require administrative, political, and methodological alignment.
Source: Sarah Salway, Lynne Carter, Katie Powell, Daniel Turner, Ghazala Mir, and George Ellison, Race Equality and Health Inequalities: Towards more integrated policy and practice, Race Equality Foundation
An article examined post-racialism in anti-racism work. Drawing on interviews with anti-racist organizations in London, it argued that, in spite of potential challenges, post-racialist insights might inform understanding and practice.
Source: Joshua Paul, 'Post-racial futures: imagining post-racialist anti-racism(s)', Ethnic and Racial Studies, Volume 37 Number 4
An article examined how to promote inclusive communities in contexts of diversity, drawing on examples of different school practices on cultural diversity from across England. It said there was a need to develop a perspective that connected local contexts of everyday practice, resistance, and agency to the institutional and structural realities of prejudice.
Source: Eleni Andreouli, Caroline Howarth, and Christopher Sonn, 'The role of schools in promoting inclusive communities in contexts of diversity', Journal of Health Psychology, Volume 19 Number 1
A report examined the implementation of the Racial Equality and Employment Equality directives across European Union member states. It said that the provisions were now national law in all 28 European Union countries, but national authorities still needed to ensure effective protection to victims of discrimination, particularly in raising public awareness of rights and addressing underreporting of discrimination cases.
Source: Joint Report on the Application of Council Directive 2000/43/EC of 29 June 2000 Implementing the Principle of Equal Treatment between Persons Irrespective of Racial Or Ethnic Origin (ï¿½Racial Equality Directiveï¿½) and of Council Directive 2000/78/EC of 27 November 2000 Establishing a General Framework for Equal Treatment in Employment And Occupation (ï¿½Employment Equality Directiveï¿½), European Commission
An article examined the continuing use of the concept of 'institutional racism' as a lever for police reform. Despite the original intention to divert attention away from a preoccupation with overt racism among police staff, this was precisely where reform activity had been directed. A new approach grounded in practice, and giving primacy to conceptual accuracy, was needed.
Source: Anna Souhami, 'Institutional racism and police reform: an empirical critique', Policing and Society, Volume 24 Issue 1
A new book provided a systematic review of how sociologists had studied the relationship between race/ethnicity and educational inequality in 18 different national contexts (including England).
Source: Peter Stevens and Gary Dworkin (eds), The Palgrave Handbook of Race and Ethnic Inequalities in Education, Palgrave Macmillan