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Lib Dem Race Equality Task Force Report

Lib Dem Race Equality Task Force Report

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A Liberal Democrat report produced by the party’s race equality taskforce and commissioned by Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, which was launched, Saturday 1 June.

The report contains 30 recommendations to tackle race discrimination in education and employment and comes after a year of hearings with experts in Westminster, and includes a foreword by Nick Clegg.
A Liberal Democrat report produced by the party’s race equality taskforce and commissioned by Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, which was launched, Saturday 1 June.

The report contains 30 recommendations to tackle race discrimination in education and employment and comes after a year of hearings with experts in Westminster, and includes a foreword by Nick Clegg.

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Published by: Ethnic Minority Liberal Democrats on Jun 02, 2013
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Towards Race Equality:
a Liberal DemocratApproach
FirstreportoftheLiberalDemocratTaskForceonRaceEquality:RaceEqualityinEducationandEmployment
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Foreword
EqualityunderthelawandequalopportunityisattheheartofLiberalDemocracy.ThepreambletotheLiberalDemocratconstitutionstates:“Upholdingthesevaluesofindividualandsocialjustice,werejectallprejudiceanddiscriminationbaseduponrace,colour,religion,age,disability,sexorsexualorientationandopposeallformsofentrenchedprivilegeandinequality.”ThiscommitmenttoequalityunderpinnedtheagreementthatsetuptheCoalitionGovernmentin2010.Aswesaidinthatagreement“TheGovernmentbelievesthattherearemanybarrierstosocialmobilityandequalopportunitiesinBritaintoday,withtoomanychildrenheldbackbecauseoftheirsocialbackground,andtoomanypeopleofallagesheldbackbecauseoftheirgender,race,religionorsexuality.Weneedconcertedgovernmentactiontoteardownthesebarriersandhelptobuildafairersociety.”
 
Ourpartyhasaproudhistoryofinvolvementinthefightagainstracismand,inearlieryears,Apartheid.Indeed,somepartymembersjoinedtheLiberalDemocratsandourpredecessorpartiesinordertoplayapartinthisaspectoftheparty’swork.Thecommitmenthasbeencarriedoutateveryleveloftheparty,locallyandnationally.
 
Itisclear,however,thatalthough36yearshavepassedsincethe1976RaceRelationsActcameintobeing–outlawingracialdiscriminationineverypublicfunctionandserviceandsettinguptheCommissionforRacialEquality–racediscriminationremainsaprobleminmodernBritain.Thisreportisabsolutelyrighttofocusoneducationandemployment.Iwanttothankallthoseinvolvedindrawingupthisreportfortheirhardworkindoingso,andfortheirheartfeltcommitmenttoraceequality.IbelievethattheLiberalDemocratsarethepartyofeducation,becausejustastherecanbenofreedomwithoutopportunity,sotherecanbenorealopportunitywithouteducation.TheideasinthisreportarenotGovernmentpolicyorLiberalDemocratpolicy,andIdon’tnecessarilyagreewitheveryindividualrecommendationinthesepages.Butthequestions,challengesandissuesthatthisreportraisesareimportantonesforallLiberalDemocratsthatsharemygoalofensuringthatwebuildafairersocietyinastrongereconomyenablingeverybodytogetoninlife.
NickCleggMP
LeaderoftheLiberalDemocratsandDeputyPrimeMinister
 
 
Contents
ExecutiveSummary4Termsofreference7Partone:RaceEqualityandEducation
9Sectionone:Pupils,studentsandtheirfamilies9
Earlyyears9Primaryandsecondaryeducation12Punishmentandexclusions18Englishasasecondlanguage21Gypsy,RomaandIrishTraveller(GRT)communities24Furtherandhighereducation26Apprenticeships28
Sectiontwo:theteachingprofession31
Primaryandsecondaryschools31Furtherandhighereducation33
Parttwo:RaceEqualityandemployment36
Pay37Occupationalsegregation37Racediscrimination?39Skillsandtraining42Accesstocapitalforbusiness42Contrastbetweenpublicandprivatesectorprogress43EqualityandHumanRightsCommission46
Conclusion:
AnewLiberalDemocratapproach
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Appendix
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Listofrecommendations
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