ERIC Number: ED456208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Then and Now: Change for the Better?
Clarke, Julian; Speeden, Stuart
This report investigates whether strategies employed by the United Kingdom's Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) have been effective in furthering racial equality. It examines the way that CRE strategies have responded to a range of changing conditions, and it looks at the value of this experience in shaping the CRE's future strategies. Section 1, "Racial Equality: A Changing Context," discusses immigration and race relations, Britain's ethnic minority population, and discrimination, disadvantage, and diversity. Section 2, "Combating Discrimination," highlights: 1977-84 (testing the law), 1985-93 (promoting equal opportunities), and 1993-00 (campaigning for equality). Section 3, "Good Race Relations: Conditions for Equality," discusses challenging racial harassment and majority prejudice, supporting representation and inclusion, and scrutinizing state activity. Section 4, "A New Regulatory Framework," examines pressures on government, the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000, implementation of the Act, and a new regulatory framework. Section 5, "Conclusions and Evaluation," notes that the CRE was key in developing awareness of racial discrimination and the need for continuing racial equality work, developing an awareness of a law enforcement approach to racial equality, and developing multiple strategies that go beyond law enforcement. (Contains 33 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Immigration, Law Enforcement, Minority Groups, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Racial Relations
For full text: http://www.cre.gov.uk/.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission for Racial Equality, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom