But some, perhaps many, Tory MPs have these tendencies – including one no less senior than the Prime Minister herself.
Posts Tagged: race
“I am announcing new dedicated team that will be set up to help these people evidence their right to be here.”
“It is inhumane and cruel for so many of that generation to have suffered for so long in this condition.”
Sunder Katwala: “Rivers of blood” and a striking reflection. Powell set the bar too low on integration.
Across this half-century, from Scarman after Brixton to MacPherson after Stephen Lawrence, governments have engaged only sporadically engaged with race.
We feel a commission, a working group, an inquiry coming in – to look these inconsistencies, accidents of history and quirks, to see if some tidying-up is required.
Afua Hirsch recounts her inability, as a person of mixed race, to feel she truly belongs in either Britain or Ghana.
Labour’s internal battle over trans women and All-Women Shortlists suggests its strategy of identity politics is backfiring
There are electoral opportunities in binding whole groups to a party based on collective identity – but what happens when those groups come into conflict?
All credit to her. She’s the first prime minister since Tony Blair to do one phone-in outside an election period. They always carry a slight risk for a politician.
May’s audit of ethnic disparities could blight her planned relaunch – and, more importantly, produce policy that sets back social justice rather than takes it forward.
David Goodhart and Richard Norrie: Indiscriminate on discrimation. Two recent reports that must not lead Ministers astray.
David Lammy and the Social Mobility Commission both made a big splash on the basis of weak evidence and flawed assumptions.
Rebecca Lowe Coulson: If gender, or even race, is a choice, what becomes of the fight against prejudice?
Much of the 20th century fight for liberation involved explaining that it was wrong to discriminate on the grounds of someone’s unchangeable nature.
A comprehensive programme could both greatly reduce avoidable incidents and speed the rehabilitation of offenders.
Her first announcement is an investigation to expose racial inequality in our public services.
Is it seriously only legitimate to ask such questions of a white man but not, in exactly the same terms, of a Muslim?
All that is required to deliver employment equality for people of a different colour is the political will.