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April 24, 2012

Comment: Boris Johnson and youth violence in London

On April 23rd, The Guardian published an article entitled “Boris Johnson ‘has done virtually nothing to tackle youth violence’“. Professor Gus John commented on the news story, saying: Ron Belgrave is finally lifting the lid on the […]
April 22, 2012

Black and minority ethnic staff face ‘disadvantage’

(This article was originally published by the Times Higher Education) Efforts to promote race equality in higher education have petered out and had “little impact”, a conference has heard. Speaking at the British Sociological Association’s annual conference […]
April 22, 2012

Trinidad and Tobago pays tribute to Geraldine Connor

  Port of Spain is getting ready to celebrate the life and work of Geraldine Connor: the Trinidad-born musicologist, singer and producer will be remembered with two musical tributes in the capital city. The main event, “Geri’s […]
April 21, 2012

School Exclusion Ruins Lives. No Excuses!

On May 16th, professor Gus John will deliver the keynote address at the “School Exclusion Ruins Lives.  No Excuses!” conference. The event, organised by the Communities Empowerment Network (CEN), aims to give a response to the recommendations outlined by CSJ […]
March 23, 2012

Celebrating the life and work of Geraldine Connor

Professor Gus John is proud to invite all of you to the “Gala of Gari“: a celebration of the life and work of Geraldine Connor featuring the words, dance and music that she loved.  This special gala […]
March 14, 2012

Moving English Forward?

I find this latest Ofsted report both interesting and worrying. It comes at a time when there is a focus on the disproportionate number of black young people unemployed and the number getting 3 A Levels – […]
January 17, 2012

Justice for Stephen but racist murders continue apace

Since the late 1990s and the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Report, there has been the popular view that the head of the monster of racism in British society has been exposed and that the nation and its institutions […]
May 27, 2011

Contract killers as young as 15 recruited to do drug syndicates’ dirty work

So, Santre Sanchez Gayle sold his freedom for £10 a year for the next 20 years and won the dubious reputation of being a contract killer at 15.  Shocking though it is that his hirers could use […]
April 21, 2009

The state we’re in 10 years after the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry

In February 1999 Sir William Macpherson reported to the then Home Secretary, Jack Straw, on the inquiry he led into matters arising from the murder of Stephen Lawrence almost six years earlier.  The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry report, […]

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