ERIC Number: ED186522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-5
Reference Count: 0
Brick Lane and Beyond: An Inquiry into Racial Strife and Violence in Tower Hamlets.
Williams, Simon; And Others
This inquiry was designed to review the processes and identify some of the factors which were associated with violent confrontations in the East End of London, England and to make appropriate recommendations for action. Interviews were conducted with both indigenous respondents and Bengali and West Indian respondents during August through October, 1978. They made various suggestions for improving race relations in the area, including the recruitment of more Bengalis on the Council of Citizens; the improvement of housing, health, and social service provisions; and better police-community relations. Respondents were unanimous in their condemnation of all types of attacks against Bengalis and other groups and of organized attempts to incite racial violence and hatred. In the minds of the majority of those interviewed, these attacks are clearly associated with the manner in which the police have responded to the situation. (Author/RLV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission for Racial Equality, London (England).
Identifiers: East Indians; England (London); West Indians