Black Britain has always been in recession ever since the 1970s. Even in the boom years of the mid-2000's African and Caribbean unemployment was higher than White unemployment is now. The difference is that while White people are mired in an economic slump, the working age Black population are stuck in a Great Depression. (more…)
Almost a week on and *still* hardly any UK, or indeed Western, media are seriously covering the unbelievable massacre in Baga, northern Nigeria, where Boko Haram are said to have slaughtered up to 2,000 innocent civilians. Despite the absence of journalists, photos far more graphic than the one republished here, are slowly making their way out. They are truly horrific and stomach-turning. No one with an ounce of humanity can fail to be moved, ...
The government’s new Immigration Bill is all about UKIP. Westminster parties, led by the Tories, tremble at the thought of Nigel Farage and hope to peel away a few grubby votes by appealing to the worst instincts in society. (more…)
Back in 2009 I wrote an article in The Guardian on the ‘Media’s all-white club’. This was prompted by my research into the racial diversity of BBC Radio 4 presenters. Out of 100-plus regular presenters just two were Asian and none from an African or Caribbean background. This, despite the fact that Rajar figures showed a greater proportion of BAME communities listened to Radio 4 compared to the national population. So this notion of a ...
As debate rages over press regulation following the Lord Leveson report one issue that should be on the agenda is protection against racism and prejudice. (more…)
No sooner has the bunting been cleared away following Barack Obama's re-election then news emerges of efforts by his administration to help Shell oil company avoid being sued in connection with human rights abuses against the Ogoni people of the Niger Delta in Nigeria. (more…)
A shocking new report confirms that discrimination within the UK labour market, particularly in the best paid professions remains a major problem. (more…)
Black jobseekers are Anglicising their names in order to get interviews during the recession, according to a new report. (more…)
The Observer report about the Department for Work (DWP) and Pensions investigation into discrimination in recruitment has reinforced the view that not enough attention is being paid to the differentials in employment and pay, based on ethnicity. (more…)
New unemployment figures reveal a larger than average rise in the numbers of Black jobless, according to the governments’ chief employment race advisor. (more…)