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Agnes Arnold-Forster

institution’ and did not reflect society nor the changing profession of surgery. The report was published in March 2021 and is replete with personal testimonies of racism and discrimination: ‘I feel [as a Black surgeon] that I suffer a different level of scrutiny from other surgeons – and have access to much less support – and it can be very frightening.’ 1 As shown in the previous chapter , surgery is male

in Cold, hard steel
Simon Peplow

, ‘Such periodization cannot on its own provide an explanation for such conflict, but without it any explanation will inevitably lack plausibility’.1 This first chapter addresses the history of black and minority ethnic people in Britain following increased Commonwealth migration after the Second World War, and subsequent relationship with an often-​hostile society, experiencing widespread discrimination, racial violence and a political consensus to depoliticise and marginalise racial issues. It examines the development of activism and militancy, considering the build

in Race and riots in Thatcher’s Britain
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Reflecting on citizenship from the fringe

This book has contemplated the position of Roma as citizens in Europe. Whilst acknowledging ethnic discrimination and anti-Roma racism, as well as the socio-economic disadvantage that Roma face in some of world's most developed states, 1 it has explored the position of Romani minorities from the perspective of citizenship studies. Through a socio-legal analysis of (inter)national legislation and policies, it has focused on civic marginalisation: it has examined how states and international

in The Fringes of Citizenship
Race relations, multiculturalism and integration, 1976 to the late 1990s
Sarah Hackett

example, put a range of measures into effect that attempted to promote multiculturalist agendas and equality of opportunity during the 1980s. 4 Newcastle upon Tyne’s city council implemented equal opportunities policies, made attempts to improve its own recruitment of ethnic minorities, and both promoted positive race relations and combatted discrimination in the housing and education sectors. 5 In Leicester, in a departure from the status quo of the 1960s and 1970s, the city’s local authority took a firm stand against racism, and strove to hire a greater number of

in Britain’s rural Muslims
The public debates of the 1980s, 1990s and twenty-first century
Nadia Kiwan

’insécurité); the ‘headscarf affairs’; the notion of selective immigration policy; and issues around discrimination and inequality. Of course, the emergence and intractable nature of such debates cannot be understood without taking into account the post-industrial or macro-social transformations, which have impacted on the manner in which immigration in France became politicised. This chapter thus focuses on one of the possible registers of analysis of the central theme of the book – namely, the construction of identity among young people of North African origin who live in a

in Identities, discourses and experiences
Aaron Edwards

constitutionally-minded Nationalists had been embarrassed by the IRA’s campaign and were forced to emerge from their political slumber to meet the calls by many working-class Catholics in Northern Ireland for the reinstatement of socio-economic rights. 5 It was generally recognised that the Nationalist Party’s preoccupation with Irish reunification meant that it had neglected more pressing political issues. For most Nationalist politicians outstanding grievances like discrimination needed to be appropriately challenged via the constitutional route: the resort to ‘armed

in A history of the Northern Ireland Labour Party
Pablo Rojas Coppari

frequently being cited. This assumption obscures the reality of a large number of Filipinos, engaged as domestic workers, childminders, cleaners and carers; they often find themselves unable to progress in the labour market due to discrimination and are often exposed to the exploitation and isolation of low-paid caring occupations. 1 Exclusionary labour migration and family reunification policies have resulted in many remaining undocumented in the state, adding another layer of vulnerability to many of them. Data for this chapter come from twenty

in Immigrants as outsiders in the two Irelands
Caste-based discrimination and the mobilisation of Dalit sameness
Ted Svensson

11 Pollution and purity: caste-based discrimination and the mobilisation of Dalit sameness Ted Svensson Introduction In January 2016 Rohit Vermula, a doctoral student at the University of Hyderabad, took his own life to protest against his and four other Dalit (‘Untouchable’) students’ ban from entering key university buildings, including their university accommodation, and the cessation of scholarship funding on the basis of, as it turned out, an unfounded allegation that they had assaulted a member of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, a student ­association

in The politics of identity
Duncan Watts

? ➤ How effective is the protection against discrimination towards women and ethnic minorities in the two countries? ➤ Is the idea of affirmative action a good thing? ➤ Should Britain follow the American example of ‘open government’ and ‘freedom of information’? Most Western democracies have a constitution which sets out the relationship between the state and the individual. Such documents mark out the respective spheres of governmental authority and personal freedom. They do this by defining civil liberties and rights, often in a Bill of Rights. The American Bill has

in Understanding US/UK government and politics

-skilled jobs’ can mean that the choice for workers can be between low-wage jobs and higher-wage ones rather than between low-wage jobs and no jobs . 28 Explaining discrimination Reviewing the ways neoclassical economics attempts to explain discrimination clearly highlights the weaknesses and blind spots in its foundations that we have just described

in Reclaiming economics for future generations