1st Edition

Community Work and Racism

Edited By Ashok Ohri, Basil Manning, Paul Curno Copyright 1982

    First published in 1982, Community Work and Racism takes as its theme the fundamental need of the black community in Britain to be freed from the disabling effects of white racism both in the individual and institutional forms. Starting from the premise that racism is a ‘white problem’ in Britain, the book argues that community work must put white racism on everyone’s local and national alliances in the fight against racism in British society. The contributors consider the response, or lack of it, there has so far been by ‘white’ community work to racism, and look at the state’s response to racism as it impinges on community work. They discuss black community action and initiatives on racism, explore alliances which have come into being in the fight against racism, and examine the conditions which make such alliances possible. This book will be of interest to students of sociology, public policy, race and ethnic studies.

    Foreword Acknowledgements 1. Racism – the response of community work Basil Manning and Ashok Ohri 2. Racism and ACW’s development Lionel van Reenen and Maggie Pope 3. Somerville Adventure Playground: play in a multi-racial setting Bill Girdwood in association with Percy Drummond, Ron Martin, Henneke Nicholson 4. Racism awareness trainings: training to make a difference Antoinette Satow 5. The state’s response to racism: towards a relational explanation Chris Mullard 6. The sociology of race – time to change course? Gideon Ben-Tovim and John Gabriel 7. Inequality in a school system Sarah del Tufo, Lawrence Randle, and John Ryan, in conjunction with the RCRC Secondary Allocation Sub-Committee 8. Opening employment and training opportunities in community work Jenny Stiles 9. Separatism or black control? Mike Phillips 10. Dachwyng Saturday School Nel Clark 11. Sri Guru Singh Sabha: Southall Tuku Mukherjee 12. The Scrap Sus Campaign Mavis Clarke and Dean Huggins 13. Alliances and coalitions in the struggle for racial equality Lewis Donnelly and Ashok Ohri 14. A local black alliance: Consortium of Ethnic Minority Groups in Lambeth Herman Ouseley 15. The Asian Resource Centre – Birmingham Ranjit Sondhi 16. Work with migrant workers Nony Adrill Index


    Ashok Ohri, Basil Manning and Paul Curno