& mixing

New perspectives on mixed-race Britons

A CRE eConference · 4-6 September 2007

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After three days of fascinating debate and discussion the e-conference has drawn to a close. The forums are closed although you can still comment on individual papers.
07 SeptemberCRE Chair Kay Hampton launches the Mixedness & Mixing e-conference with an article in the Guardian's Comment is Free. In Thinking outside the ticked boxes she discusses how the growing mixed-race group raises questions of how our understanding of ethnicity affects policy.
04 SeptemberThe CRE's Director of Policy and Public Sector, Nick Johnson, writes in The Guardian's Comment is Free blog about Robert Putnam's latest research published in the US revealing a correlation betwen ethnic diversity and lower levels of trust and cultural co-operation:

'What, if anything, does this major piece of research mean for mixedness and mixing in the UK? We know from the 2005 citizenship survey that people living in ethnically diverse areas are less likely to trust their neighbours or feel safe, but the survey also suggests that neighbourhood diversity has no relationship with feelings of belonging or respecting ethnic differences. People in mixed areas are however more likely to hold positive views on the amount of racial prejudice there is, and to have friends from different ethnic groups. And of course, although only around two per cent of marriages are inter-ethnic in the UK, this is still one of the highest rates in the developed world.'
20 JulyThe CRE has today launched a new website, Mixedness and Mixing: New Perspectives on Mixed-Race Britons (http://www.mixedness.org.uk). The site will host an online conference from 4-6 September 2007, and we are now calling for written submissions from the public, academics and third sector organisations.

18 July