School of Sociology and Social Policy

Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies

The Anti-racism Toolkit

This toolkit has been constructed as part of a HEFCE funded Innovations project looking at the question of Institutional Racism in Higher Education, using the University of Leeds as its case study, and comes in the wake of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry (1999) and the subsequent passing of the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000.

Despite the difficulties and problems that many commentators have with the Macpherson Report’s definition of ‘Institutional Racism’, it highlighted the need for organisations and institutions to consider their policies and practices and assess the extent to which Black and minority ethnic staff and service users are treated fairly and equitably.

This project has tried to assess the ‘big picture’ of University activity, where previous studies have been partial and selective, with particular attention to the linkages and interactive effects across and between the following areas:

Each of these areas has been subject to a series of questions and considerations, for example:

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