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  • Reflection What are our shared hopes and dreams that are limited by inequality, prejudice, and fear? How can a focus on diversity support our common aims for freedom, fairness, equality and security? What role can policing play in making our dreams come true?
  • Reflection Why might people choose to live with ‘others like them’? When is this problematic? Why? Why do we find some groups choosing to live together as more problematic than others? What does it mean to be integrated?
  • Reflection Why might people choose to live with ‘others like them’? When is this problematic? Why? Why do we find some groups choosing to live together as more problematic than others? What does it mean to be integrated?
  • Reflection Why might people choose to live with ‘others like them’? When is this problematic? Why? Why do we find some groups choosing to live together as more problematic than others? What does it mean to be integrated?
  • Reflection Why might people choose to live with ‘others like them’? When is this problematic? Why? Why do we find some groups choosing to live together as more problematic than others? What does it mean to be integrated?
  • Reflection In what ways is hyper-diversity reflected in your area? Is it all too complicated to respond to? How are you made aware of changing populations and identifications?
  • Reflection What is the alternative to multiculturalism? What have been the benefits of multicultural approaches? What has been less positive?
  • Reflections Who do we have links to in particular communities? Whose word should we take about what is going on within those groups? How do we ensure that we notice when tensions are developing between groups or within them?
  • Reflection What are our shared hopes and dreams that are limited by inequality, prejudice, and fear? How can a focus on diversity support our common aims for freedom, fairness, equality and security? What role can policing play in making our dreams come true?
  • Clps challenges ahead 2206 rt rb

    1. 1. The challenges ahead Rob Berkeley Director Centre for Local Policy Studies Annual Summer School June 2010
    2. 2. About Runnymede <ul><li>The Runnymede Trust is an independent policy-research organisation fighting for racial justice through: </li></ul><ul><li>Investigating challenges to race equality </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling action for social change </li></ul><ul><li>Influencing policy through thought leadership </li></ul>
    3. 3. A shared vision?
    4. 4. Problem solved?
    5. 5. Problem solved?
    6. 6. Can we talk?
    7. 7. ‘ The colour line’ - ending discrimination <ul><ul><li>Black Caribbean pupils three times more likely to be excluded from school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Black people three times more likely to be admitted to mental health facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DWP (2009) report highlights persistent name-based discrimination in employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One in five Bangladeshi households report fear of racist harassment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Since 1993 eight-nine people have been killed in the UK by racists </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. ‘ The colour scale’ - tackling structural racisms <ul><ul><li>Pakistani women seeking work are four times more likely to be unemployed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than a quarter of Bangladeshi homes are overcrowded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>130 000 Black people were stopped and searched without caution or arrest in 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Persistent gaps in attainment remain for Black, Pakistani and Bangladeshi young people regardless of class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Black and minority ethnic graduates are three times as likely to be underemployed </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Challenges “ Its the economy, stupid!”
    10. 10. Challenges The austerity budget
    11. 11. Challenges Localism and safeguarding equality
    12. 12. Challenges Segregation and integration
    13. 13. Challenges Hyper-diversity
    14. 14. Challenges Multiple identities
    15. 15. Challenges War on multiculturalism
    16. 16. Challenges Far right resurgence
    17. 17. So what? The schools policy example <ul><ul><li>The sharpest elbows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The silencing of the marginalised </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Governance and localism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulation of equality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum reform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choice and segregation </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Solutions? <ul><ul><li>creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>solidarity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>scrutiny </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>capacity </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. A dream deferred?
    20. 20. The challenges ahead Rob Berkeley Director www.runnymedetrust.org [email_address] 0207 377 9222

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