Mixedness
& mixing

New perspectives on mixed-race Britons

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.

Top to botton: Dr Chamion Caballero, Sharron Hall, Dr Rob Berkley

Read our panel's
opinions on these
papers

What do we 'know' about the 'Mixed' population?

Specific issues: education, health and adoption

Have your say

FORUM: Read the
discussions of
these themes

How have people's experiences of equality changed over time?

Does mixedness change our understanding of ethnicity generally?

See abstracts for all these papers

 

Equality

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.

 

See also...

Day 2: Interaction (5 September)

Day 3: Participation (6 September)