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Ethnic inequalities: another 10 years of the same?

Phillips Coretta

in Towards a more equal society?

Published by Policy Press

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9781847422026
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304036 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847422026.003.0010
Ethnic inequalities: another 10 years of the same?

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This chapter examines New Labour's strategies to reduce ethnic inequalities. It evaluates the impact of general policies and specifically targeted initiatives on longstanding inequalities between ethnic groups in education, employment and income, and policing. At the forefront was the 2000 Race Relations (Amendment) Act, which places a statutory duty on all public authorities to promote equality of opportunity and good relations between different racial groups. Aside from New Labour's legislative framework to produce racial equality, the prevention of social exclusion has been pivotal, with a focus on reducing multiple disadvantage for all groups.

Keywords: ethnic inequalities; racism; minority ethnic groups; Race Relations Act; equality of opportunity; racial equality; social exclusion

Chapter.  8071 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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