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CoDE News: October 2022

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Racial Inequality in Times of Crises: online conference

31 October to 3 November 2022, 5-6.30pm GMT each day

This free online conference explores the impact of the present-day crises on ethnic minority people. We bring together contributors from research, policy and activism in four, themed daily panels:
  • Day 1: Education and policing
  • Day 2: Activism
  • Day 3: Housing
  • Day 4: Healthcare
Join us for any or all of the sessions. Full programme and registration details. In partnership with the Stuart Hall Foundation

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New report on racism in the UK judiciary

This report raises urgent questions about racial attitudes and practices in the justice system in England and Wales. It draws on a survey of 373 legal professionals and finds:

  • 95% of respondents said that racial bias plays some role in the processes or outcomes of the justice system,
  • 29% said it played a ‘fundamental role’.
  • A majority of respondents had witnessed one or more judges acting in a racially biased way towards a defendant and in their decision-making.
The research was covered in various media outlets including The Times, The Guardian and ITV.

Events

Racialised medical diagnoses, policing and the case of excited delirium

27 October 2022, 1-2.15pm in-person and online

In our next seminar, Pyar Seth (Johns Hopkins University) discusses how the highly contested diagnosis of 'excited delirium' is used against people of colour, in policing and the criminal justice system. 

This is a hybrid event and you can join us in person at the University of Manchester or online. Book a free place

Join our early career network steering group

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Are you an early career researcher? We are looking for steering group members to help us shape the activities of our early career race network. 

More about the role and how to apply.

In the media

More detail on coverage of the new report on racism in the UK judiciary

'Judiciary in England and Wales ‘institutionally racist’, says report' Haroon Siddique in The Guardian

'Judiciary is ‘as racist as the police force’' Catherine Baksi in The Times.

'Experts uncover 'institutional racism' in the justice system of England and Wales following report', ITV. 

Academic articles and papers

If you hit a paywall, please just ask the author for a free to access version. 

Outside belonging: a discursive analysis of British South Asian (BSA) Muslim women’s experiences of being ‘Othered’ in local spaces - Rashida Bibi in Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Age segregation and housing unaffordability: Generational divides in housing opportunities and spatial polarisation in England and Wales - Albert Sabater and Nissa Finney in Geography, Urban Studies and Planning.
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