Bringing together distinguished experts in the field of race relations this book addresses questions which are increasingly relevant in the current socio-political context of Great Britain. The kind of visions of multicultural Britain which are currently being canvassed and the problems which ethnic minorities continue to face are addressed, together with an examination of the new policy initiatives which are needed to tackle these problems. Race Relations in Britain falls into three parts which:
* analyse contemporary trends, articulating a vision of multicultural Britain and exploring important theoretical controversies
* identify the obstacles that stand in the way of a racism-free Britain, looking at current policy in areas such as immigration, employment, education, the criminal justice system as well as the role of the media
* offer a vision of a multi-cultural Britain, advancing new policies based on current research.
Bhikhu Parekh University of Hull, Anthony Lester, Peter Sanders Formerly Chief Executive of the Commission for Racial Equality, Tariq Modood Policy Studies Institute, Sarah Spencer IPPR, Tessa Blackstone Birkbeck College, University of London, Yasmin Alibhai Brown IPPR, Valerie Karn , Deborah Phillips, Marian Fitzgerald, Ann Dummett Commission for Racial Equality, John Stone, Howard Lasus