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Policy Exchange’s Head of Demography, Immigration and Integration, David Goodhart, and our Research Fellow Dr Richard Norrie welcome today’s publication of a wide range of data on outcomes for ethnic minorities in Britain today. They warn that this data must not be used to “fuel division based on selective analysis of statistics” and say that “successes as well as failures must be acknowledged”. Concluding that “the analysis does not always flow self-evidently from the data”, they call for further work to be done to understand how factors like age, geography and wealth interact with ethnicity.
Has the decline in racial prejudice in Britain really stopped? A semi-official report last week claimed that “there is no clear liberalising trend in racial prejudice” and it was widely and uncritically followed up in the media. But as this blog by David Goodhart and Richard Norrie of Policy Exchange’s Demography unit argues this claim is based on a highly selective reading of the data. The report also provides scant evidence for its claim that prejudice is a significant cause of racial disadvantage.
David Goodhart, Policy Exchange’s Head of Demography, Immigration and Integration and Richard Norrie, Policy Exchange Demography, Immigration and Integration Research Fellow, respond to the publication of two Government commissioned reviews last week, both related to the life chances of minorities. The Lammy Review, led by David Lammy MP, investigated the treatment of and outcomes for ethnic minorities in the criminal justice system and a report by the Social Mobility Commission looking at the economic chances of young Muslims.
David Goodhart – Policy Exchange Head of Demography, Immigration & Integration – responds to the new report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Integration. He also appeared on BBC News to discuss the report.
David Goodhart — Head of Policy Exchange’s Demography, Immigration, and Integration unit — reflects on whether there is an economic cost attached to the Government’s aim of reducing immigration to ‘tens of thousands’. He argues that the connection between economic growth and high immigration is not at all clear and that the future fiscal contribution of immigrants depends on who comes
In the latest of our ongoing series of articles commenting on the French Presidential election, Richard Norrie — Policy Exchange’s Demography, Immigration, and Integration Research Fellow — discusses the ethnic composition of France. He argues that — whatever the contest’s result — ‘anxieties about integration are not going to go away’.
David Goodhart — Policy Exchange’s Head of Demography, Immigration, and Integration — responds to the way in which the business pages have covered the labour-market consequences of Brexit. He contends that, while the coverage has been ‘overwhelmingly gloomy’, it has also, ‘between the lines, been grudgingly optimistic’.
Richard Norrie — Policy Exchange’s Demography, Immigration, and Integration Research Fellow — explains why the review is ‘statistically crude’ and ‘overly pessimistic’. He contends that ‘we now need to pursue the argument that ethnic-minority progression and inclusion is a matter of basic justice, and also essential if we are to be a successful and integrated multi-ethnic society’.
David Goodhart – Policy Exchange’s Head of the Demography, Immigration, and Integration Unit – argues that accepting that all groups have legitimate interests fosters mutual understanding
Eric Kaufmann — Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London — writes for Policy Exchange’s Integration Hub website on the topic of the Casey Review, which he says is ‘to be commended for its rigour and steadfast defense of liberal principles’