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November 19, 2018

The Embedding of State Hostility: a background paper on the Windrush Scandal

The Embedding of State Hostility: a background paper on the Windrush scandal is a briefing that shows how the injustices meted out to the Windrush generation are not anomalies but the logical result of an immigration system that, over many years, has weaponised the idea of ‘the illegal immigrant’.

October 15, 2018

Race & Class, October 2018

The October 2018 issue of Race & Class brings together pieces on racialising domestic violence, #Grime4Corybyn, the rebranding of C.L.R. James for a neoliberal era and memorial tributes to A. Sivanandan.

July 4, 2018

Race & Class, July 2018

Past oppressions are written into our statues, our architecture and our walls. This special issue of Race & Class brings a new perspective to reparatory history.

April 4, 2018

Race and Class, April 2018

The April issue of Race & Class, examines the concept of ‘radicalisation’ that Arun Kundnani analysed in a path-breaking piece ‘Radicalisation: the journey of a concept’, some six years ago.

January 11, 2018

Race and Class, January 2018

The January 2018 issue of Race & Class is now available.

January 9, 2018

Europe’s Fault Lines: Racism and the Rise of the Right (R&C offer)

An expansive investigation into the relationship between contemporary states and the far-right.

November 16, 2017

Humanitarianism: the unacceptable face of solidarity

Humanitarianism: the unacceptable face of solidarity is the product of a six-month research project into the hostile political and legal environment facing humanitarian actors who seek to protect life at Europe’s sea and land borders.

October 9, 2017

Race and Class, October 2017

The October 2017 issue of Race & Class is now available.

July 13, 2017

Race and Class, July 2017

The July 2017 issue of Race & Class is now available and you can download the lead article for free (for a limited time only).

April 18, 2017

Race & Class, April 2017

The April 2017 Race & Class tackles two key current themes: the impact of Fox News  in (mis)representing news and creating racist discourses, and the  way in which Canadian  ‘neoliberal multiculturalism’ is marginalising  Arabs, Muslims and those in solidarity with Palestine.

December 2, 2016

Racial violence and the Brexit state

Racial violence and the Brexit state examines the link between the language and behaviour of perpetrators of racial violence, the rhetoric and policy pronouncements of politicians over recent years and the stigmatising frameworks of the media.

July 6, 2016

The colour of struggle – July 2016

Race and class: the colour of struggle, 1950s-1980s, edited by Jenny Bourne, brings together the voices of unsung political heroes of the time, groundbreaking new research, and campaigning material from the archives, providing readers with key resources on Britain’s history of black anti-racist activism – especially relating to policing, racial violence, workers exploitation and immigration controls. Those who speak from its pages – mothers, workers, students, exiles – testify to the common experience of colonialism and racism which made Black the colour of their fight.

March 10, 2016

Entitlement and belonging

Entitlement and belonging: social restructuring and multicultural Britain examines the Housing and Planning and Immigration Bills 2015-16. It suggests they will accelerate the break-up and displacement of multicultural neighbourhoods, whilst facilitating the development of a 'SUS culture' as the ‘hostile environment principle’, long- established in immigration policy, is extended into housing.

January 28, 2016

Prevent and the Children’s Rights Convention

Prevent and the Children’s Rights Convention tests the duty placed on schools to prevent children being drawn in to terrorism against key articles in the United Nations Children’s Rights Convention (COROC). 

April 20, 2015

Race & Class, April 2015

The latest issue of Race & Class includes articles on racial violence in Northern Ireland, Belgium's war on terror, the undocumented in Lesvos and Freedom on Rides in Palestine.

April 9, 2015

Catching History on the Wing

A new film of A. Sivanandan, in conversation with Colin Prescod, entitled Catching History on the Wing. 

March 31, 2015

Briefing Paper no. 10

The briefing paper, Unwanted, Unnoticed: an audit of 160 asylum and immigration-related deaths in Europe, by Reem Abu-Hayyeh and Frances Webber, documents the asylum and immigration-related deaths of migrants in Europe over the past five years. 

March 23, 2015

Dying for Justice

Background on 509 people from BAME, refugee and migrant communities who have died between 1991-2014 in suspicious circumstances in which the police, prison authorities or immigration detention officers have been implicated.

January 16, 2015

Race & Class, January 2015

The latest issue of Race & Class focuses on Crime and Punishment. 

October 17, 2010

Driven to desperate measures 2006-2010

A report cataloguing the deaths of the 77 asylum seekers and migrants who have died either in the UK or attempting to reach the UK from 2006-2010.

September 21, 2006

Driven to desperate measures 1989-2006

The IRR has catalogued a roll call of death of the 221 asylum seekers and migrants who have died either in the UK or attempting to reach the UK in the past seventeen years.

January 1, 1993

Community care: the black experience

The first study to ask black groups for their experiences and opinions on community care.

January 1, 1993

Resource directory on ‘race’ and racism in social work

A bibliographical guide covering elders, families, community care, HIV/AIDS, mental health, probation and criminal justice.

January 1, 1991

Deadly silence: black deaths in custody

The first comprehensive study in Britain on how black people have died in the custody of the police, prisons and special hospitals.