Institute of Race Relations


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The Institute of Race Relations is at the cutting edge of the research and analysis that inform the struggle for racial justice in Britain, Europe and internationally.




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Patriot games and culture wars: the politics of national identity in Europe

Muslims, those of African and African-Caribbean descent and white women speaking out against racism are being targeted in a new culture war now distorting and degrading Europe's electoral politics.

December 11, 2014

Britain’s Michael Browns and Eric Garners

Britons following the news of protests against police killings of black people in the US should not feel too smug about the situation in the UK. 

December 11, 2014

Calendar of racism and resistance (28 November – 11 December 2014)

A fortnightly resource for anti-racist and social justice campaigns, highlighting key events in the UK and Europe.

December 11, 2014

Selling the tolerant nation

The emphasis in British Future’s recent report on How to talk about immigration appears to take us back to outmoded and discredited arguments about measuring tolerance and attitudes.

December 11, 2014

‘I can’t breathe’ – London solidarity demonstration

The failure to prosecute police involved in the deaths of Eric Garner in New York and Michael Brown in Ferguson has reignited protests against policing in the UK.

December 11, 2014

Upcoming Events

Justice4Paps vigil

A vigil for Habib ‘Paps’ Ullah, who died in High Wycombe police custody, on what would have been his birthday.

December 20, 2014

#StandUpWycombe #WeCantBreathe

Justice4Paps will be holding a candlelit vigil to remember ALL who have died at the hands of the police and the state in 2014  and ongoing campaigns for justice.

December 20, 2014