An analysis of race equality policy and practice in the city of Birmingham, UK
UNSPECIFIED. (2005) An analysis of race equality policy and practice in the city of Birmingham, UK. LOCAL GOVERNMENT STUDIES, 31 (1). pp. 53-68. ISSN 0300-3930Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0300393042000332855
The city of Birmingham is home to a significant number of ethnic minorities. In 2004 it is estimated that almost a third of the citys one million people are of ethnic minority origin. How the city's institutions have responded to race equality issues is analysed in the light of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Report (1999) and the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000. Based on secondary analysis of documentary evidence and interviews with key actors, it is shown that ethnic minorities are disadvantaged in education, the labour market, and in relation to health and housing. It is argued that the local authority has made some genuine efforts to ensure that all its citizens are provided equality of opportunity; however, given the diversity and socioeconomic polarity of the ethnic minorities in Birmingham, we conclude that race equality policies remain ineffective and a great deal more is required to ensure that ethnic minorities are treated equally as full British citizens.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
|Journal or Publication Title:||LOCAL GOVERNMENT STUDIES|
|Publisher:||FRANK CASS CO LTD|
|Official Date:||February 2005|
|Number of Pages:||16|
|Page Range:||pp. 53-68|
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