Why and how do those from black and minority ethnic communities continue to be marginalised? Despite claims that we now live in a post-racial society, race continues to disadvantage those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.
Examining the shift in recent years from overt to covert racism, Bhopal explores how neoliberal policy-making has increased rather than decreased discrimination faced by those from non-white backgrounds. She also shows how certain types of whiteness is privileged, for example Gypsies and Travellers, despite their identity of whiteness remain disadvantaged in society.
Drawing on topical debates around education, the labour market, class and poverty, and supported by empirical data and conceptual underpinning, this important book examines the impact of race on wider issues of inequality and difference in society.
Kalwant Bhopal is Professor of Education and Social Justice at the University of Birmingham. She is visiting Scholar at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and visiting Professor at Kings College London. Her areas of interest and expertise are the lives of Black and minority ethnic groups as well as Gypsies and Travellers.
Introduction: Race as disadvantage;
Not White enough;
Intersectionality: gender, race and class;
Race, schooling and exclusion;
Higher education and representation;
Racism and bullying;
Racial inequalities in the labour market;
Wealth, poverty and inequality;
Conclusions: Race, social justice and equity.