Ethnic Inequalities in the U.K.
Most ethnic groups in Britain are poorer than the white majority.
Why are Black People Stopped and Searched more Often by the Police?
The latest figures on Police Stop and Search show that black people are now nine times more likely than white people to be stopped and searched by the police. This is a key statistics relevant to the A-level Sociology crime and deviance module. And I must say this is a thoroughly depressing trend, as the…
Heidi Safia Mirza: Young Female and Black
Young Female and Black is a research study of 198 young women and men who attended two comprehensive schools in London in the late 1980s. The main focus of the study is on 62 black women. The book was published in 1992. Mirza used a variety of research methods, but this is primarily an example of…
Racial Harassment seems to be common in British Universities, but largely ignored by them.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission recently conducted an Inquiry into Racial Harassment in Universities. The findings from the inquiry are broken down into three reports, all published in October 2019. A survey of universities A survey of university students Qualitative findings. Survey of University Students This was a short online survey (7-8 minutes) which…
Why do Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Children have such low educational achievement?
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) children underachieve significantly compared to students from all other ethnic backgrounds (source for graphic below): The most obvious explanation is to look at their poor attendance rates. Gypsy and Roma and Traveller (GRT) children have much higher absence rates than children from other ethnic groups: 13% and 18.8% respectively. However,…
Cecile Wright: Racism in Multi-Ethnic Primary Schools
This classic ethnographic study suggests that teacher stereotypes and labelling have a negative impact on Asian and Black Caribbean students in primary schools
Are schools institutionally racist?
Some education polices such as prevent seem to be racist, and most ethnic minority students would agree!
How does Educational Achievement Vary by Ethnicity?
a look at how GCSE, A-level and degree results vary by ethnic group in England and Wales.
Reasons why Ethnic Minorities have Higher Levels of Religiosity
A summary of four theories: cultural transition, cultural defence, neo-marxism, and Weberianism.
The relationship between ethnicity and religion in the UK
According to the 2011 UK census, the religious breakdown of England and Wales was as follows: Christian – 59% No religion – 25% Muslim – 5% Hindu – 1.5% Sikh, Jewish, Buddhist, all <1% The relationship between ethnicity and religion Christianity is a predominately White religion, especially the Anglican church African forms of Christian spirituality…