Racial Discrimination in the British Labour Market: Evidence and panel discussion

Nuffield College’s Centre for Social Investigation organised a workshop at the British Academy on 18th January to present new research findings on racial discrimination in the British labour market.

Valentina Di Stasio, former Research Fellow at CSI, introduced the new field experiment funded by the EC’s Horizon 2020 programme and showed the risks of discrimination faced by ethnic minorities and Muslims in Britain today. CSI Director Anthony Heath compared the new results with those found in the previous series of British field experiments stretching back to 1969. The distinguished American authority Lincoln Quillian set the British results in context, comparing them with those found in other developed countries.

The conference concluded with a panel discussion on the policy implications. The panel members included Paul Cleal (Vice Chair, Kingston University), Mohammed Ali OBE (Founder and Chief Executive, QED Foundation), Zamila Bunglawala (Deputy Director, Race Disparity Audit in the Cabinet Office), Tunde Banjoko OBE (Founder and Chief Executive, Making The Leap), and Omar Khan (Director, Runnymede Trust).


The report can be downloaded here.

The Guardian’s report on the research can be viewed here.

A blog post about the research can be viewed here.