This is a printable version of the Mixedness & Mixing website page Mixedness and mixing
Mixed-race people account for around one in six of all ethnic minorities in Britain today. They belong to a group that is not only the fastest-growing in Britain today, but also has the youngest average age and the greatest amount of diversity. It is also perhaps the least well understood.
On 4-6 September, the Commission for Racial Equality, in partnership with the Runnymede Trust, London South Bank University's Families and Social Capital Research Group, and the Department for Communities and Local Government, hosted a unique online conference. It looked at issues relating to Britain's mixed-race population ('mixedness') and mixed families ('mixing').
Mixedness and Mixing brought together a wide variety of perspectives to identify and discuss new approaches, ideas and experiences, and to consider how these can best be used to formulate policy that delivers equality to all mixed-race people.
The event took place over three days:
During this first day of the conference, we considered the inequalities faced by Britain's mixed-race population, and how these may be overcome [more...]
On day two, we discussed the nature and characteristics of mixed relationships and families, and how members of the mixed-race population relate to, and interact with, people from other ethnic groups [more...]
Finally, we looked at how mixed-race people are involved in decisions about how society works, both at a national and local level, and through informal structures as well as formal ones [more...]
This page was last updated on 12/09/2007 12:08:31
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