Is there any justice in being other than 'white' in Britain?

Flint, K. and Peart, S. ORCID: 0000-0002-9498-0104, 2015. Is there any justice in being other than 'white' in Britain? Race Equality Teaching, 33 (2), pp. 5-9. ISSN 1478-8551

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Over the past five years numerous headlines have deconstructed racism as a political event. There is no escape from the politics of these events in the media; for example, Racism on the Rise in Britain’ (Guardian, 2014); Immigrants make UK racist (The Independent, 2014); Cameron to hold football racism summit (Sunday Times, 2012); and, You can't ignore racism and raise anti-racist children (Guardian, 2015). Following Prime Minister John Major’s political rhetoric calling for policy [to] be colour blind (1997:7) and Blair’s commitment in the 1990s to address race inequities in schools (DfEE, 1997) there is a need for fresh thinking. Especially since behind such political rhetoric there was only superficial support to challenge racism (Gillborn, 2009). Indeed, on a wider horizon, despite education permeating the warp and weft of Western societies, the politics of ‘White supremacy’ (more commonly identified as racism) is so ingrained in institutional and political structures in the UK (Taylor, 2009), its grounding assumptions remain largely ignored.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Race Equality Teaching
Creators: Flint, K. and Peart, S.
Publisher: IOS Press
Date: 2015
Volume: 33
Number: 2
ISSN: 1478-8551
Divisions: Schools > School of Education
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 15 Feb 2016 11:44
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:59

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