A CRE eConference · 4-6 September 2007
Day 1: equality
On the first day we were considering the inequalities faced by Britain's mixed-race population, and how these may be overcome as well as discussing how the concept of mixedness fits in with our understanding of ethnicity more generally.
What do we 'know' about the 'Mixed' population?
- Statistics, Charlie Owen
- The Diversity of the Mixed Race population, Miri Song
- Gendering Mixed-Race, Deconstructing Mixedness, Dr Suki Ali
Specific issues: education, health and adoption
- Meeting the Educational Needs of Mixed Heritage Pupils: Challenges for Policy and Practice, Professor Leon Tikly
- Mixed Heritage: Perspectives On Health And Welfare, Mark R D Johnson
- Black and Minority Ethnic health inequalities and the 'mixed-race' population, Ayo Bakare
- The judgement of Solomon, Savita De Sousa & John Simmonds
How have people's experiences of equality changed over time?
- Mixed Goals, Leon Mann
- First person: Eve Ahmed, Eve Ahmed
- A white woman's experience of "mixing", Gill Lawrence
- A mixed society should be a positive society, Graham Suppiah
Does mixedness change our understanding of ethnicity generally?
- Mixed race - The future's bright, the future's blended, Dr Nathalie van Meurs
- Mixed-race theory for everyone, Dr Jin Haritaworn
- Dodging the -ism, Dr Sarita Malik
- Against the use of the term 'mixed-race', Linda Bellos
- Racial Identity - to have or to be, Isabel Adonis
- You wouldn't let it lie, Dr Daniel McNeil
Equality means that everyone is treated equally and has a right to fair outcomes, and that no one should expect privileges because of what they are.
However, it also recognises that, in some instances, there may be grounds for treating people differently in order to create a level playing field.
Equality is one of the three necessary conditions of integration; people who feel they are second-class citizens cannot be expected to integrate. As long as unequal treatment and unlawful discrimination continue to be commonplace, no integration will be possible.
The state has a responsibility to uphold the right to fair and equal treatment of all who live and work lawfully in the country, and it is the CRE's statutory responsibility, under the Race Relations Act 1976, to make sure the law providing for protection from racial discrimination is enforced, and to promote good practice that derives from this law.
Day 2: Interaction (5 September)
Day 3: Participation (6 September)