Race & Ethnicity

It is a fact that our nation has always been influenced by the presence of different races and nationalities and their undeniable contribution to our culture and economy. But the struggle against ethnic and racial discrimination in the UK is not yet over.Throughout society there are still subtle and sometime explicit racial stereotypes and prejudices displayed everyday.The Great British Community is dedicated to continue emphasising the contribution of diverse ethnic cultures and racial diversity to our modern British Identity.

You’ll find content celebrating the invaluable contributions from people of various races and nationalities; from the achievements of BME Brits in sport, refugees in music, asylum-seekers in psychology to migrants in medicine.

We are seeking volunteers of all types to work with us. You can write, create a film or infographic, tell your story, suggest ideas for new work and web content, agree to an interview or fundraise for us. You can help us  by simply sharing the  resources below to like minded friends and family by email or social media. Join us and help us create a truly GREAT BRITISH COMMUNITY.

An archive of posts relating to Race & Ethnicity

Racism – a 12 Step Recovery Programme

We know that nowadays that certain things are just not acceptable. We know that it’s wrong to hit a woman over the head with a club and drag her into your cave. We now know it’s not acceptable to drink and drive, or eat and drive, or smoke and drive (especially if there are kids… Continue Reading

Linda Lewis

Linda Lewis

Linda Lewis Linda Lewis, once described as the ‘Cockney-Jamaican Gracie Fields’, is one of Britain’s most respected and talented singer songwriters, with a career spanning more than four decades. With her five-octave vocal range, she has fused folk, soul, pop and reggae into a unique signature sound that is now an integral part of the… Continue Reading

Tribalism

Tribalism

The first time I was made to feel like an outsider was at the age of 20 – by a throwaway remark from someone I had considered a friend. “Oh, I don’t like Jews” was what she said and those five little words hit me like a body blow. Continue Reading

Newham Family Tree – Ethnicity Update

Newham Family Tree – Ethnicity Update

As Newham is such an ethnically diverse borough, in fact it is one of the most ethnically diverse districts in the country, there is plenty of material on the positive impact of ethnicity. Continue Reading

Newham Family Tree – Ethnicity

Newham Family Tree – Ethnicity

My name is Russell, and it is my pleasure to have been working with the Link Up team for the last few months. I graduated last year from Birkbeck University of London with a BA in history, and decided to further my interest of historical research and writing by volunteering to work on the Family… Continue Reading

Young, Black and in the Media

Our latest infographic looks at research around how young black men are represented by the mainstream media Continue Reading

Will the new immigration bill create ‘a border on every street?’

Will the new immigration bill create ‘a border on every street?’

The proposed Immigration Bill looks to make a number of changes to the existing system. According to the Minister for Immigration, Mark Harper MP, the reform aims to create a “system that is fair to British citizens and legitimate immigrants and tough on those who abuse the system and flout the law”. Their approach, however,… Continue Reading

Is UK immigration policy smothering our future prosperity?

Is UK immigration policy smothering our future prosperity?

The UK actively encourages potential students from across the globe, often backed by the hope of employment here upon graduation. The reality, however, for those wishing to secure a longer-term future in the country is often somewhat more bleak. Continue Reading

In our heads, the Empire still fights back

In our heads, the Empire still fights back

Guest Writer, Tara Jones, considers Britain’s legacy of Empire, War and forced migration and asks if it still colours our attitudes to immigration today. Continue Reading

Hollie McNish, Great British Poet

Hollie McNish, Great British Poet

Earlier this year one of  Hollie McNish’s Poems took Youtube by storm. GBC spoke  to Hollie McNish about poetry, motherhood and why stereotypes and labels p*** her off! Continue Reading