Author: Richard Norrie

September 19, 2019 / / Culture

The liberal-leaning Mother Jones website recently published an article under the headline “Racial resentment is down since 2016”. The article, written by Kevin Drum, argued essentially that white Republicans were ‘triggered’ by the sight of a black man, Barack Obama, in the White House which caused racial resentment to rise.…

May 28, 2019 / / Football

Recently, The Times newspaper published what it called a “manifesto to fight racism” in football. This comes in the wake of a series of high-profile incidents, most notably the abuse of English players on international duty in Montenegro. The manifesto calls for, among other things, greater diversity among the people running the game, harmonisation…

February 11, 2019 / / Ethnicity

A recent front-page headline in The Guardian newspaper proclaimed that ‘Minorities in UK face ‘shocking’ jobs bias’. According to the report’s author Haroon Siddique, research had found that: “…applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds had to send 80% more applications to get a positive response from an employer than a white…

January 22, 2019 / / Ethnicity

The ethnicity pay gap was highlighted in a report published last year by the Resolution Foundation, authored by Kathleen Henehan and Helena Rose. It was found that even after accounting for individual characteristics and background factors, large gaps in hourly pay persist between ethnic minority people and the white British…

December 7, 2018 / / Culture
October 27, 2018 / / Culture

When Theresa May first entered Number 10 she announced her desire to tackle the“burning injustices” of British society, including racial and ethnic disparities. In particular, she pointed to such things as the ethnic minority employment gap and the outcomes for different ethnic groups in the criminal justice system. Her flagship race…