Papers

August 27, 2016

Denying Children’s Rights
By Stealth

  n 24 April 2013 we published our Year 2 report “Always Someone Else’s Problem” on illegal exclusions. Supported by a survey of teachers, it details the scale and nature of children illegally excluded. At a conservative […]
July 5, 2016

Black Lawyers Matter pt. II

University of Manchester Seminar, 5 May 2016 Notes from Prof Gus John PART TWO Black Lawyers Matter Greetings, Manchester! First of all, let me apologise that I cannot join you as I have had to take the […]
July 5, 2016

Black Lawyers Matter

University of Manchester Seminar, 5 May 2016 Black Lawyers Matter Greetings, Manchester! First of all, let me apologise that I cannot join you as I have had to take the opportunity to slot into an important out-patient’s […]
January 7, 2014

Making the future we face the future Britain we want

In 1970, a full thirty years before The Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain, sponsored by the Runnymede Trust and Chaired by Professor Bhiku Parekh published its report (which was speedily buried by the British establishment), […]
November 3, 2013

Where Now for Black History Month?

Most every year at this time, a debate ensues about the purpose, merits and direction of Black History Month (BHM), a debate fuelled in the main by frustration about the focus of BHM programmes over the preceding […]
February 22, 2013

Making History by Reclaiming ‘Black History’

This short paper is my contribution to the ongoing debate about the future of Black History Month in the UK.  It is in response to the ‘Position Paper’ written by Nubian Jack for discussion at the meeting […]
December 5, 2012

Time for a National Black Footballers Association

High profile racist incidents during premium league games in recent times have led to more open public debate about racist abuse of black players by white players and fans. Such sort of practice has been commonplace in professional […]
February 21, 2011

African Diaspora’s programme of action: economic cooperation

The following paper was submitted to the African Diaspora’s Technical Committee of Experts, which met in Pretoria, South Africa, on February 21st, 2011.  Preamble Following the report the rapporteur for the Economic Cooperation break out group gave to […]
December 14, 2010

Serious Youth Violence in the Capital

The following paper was submitted  for consideration by the London Mayor’s ‘Time for Action’ and Community Safety Teams and the London Mayor’s Expert Advisory Group. Context: On 13 December 2010, the Mayor’s Expert Advisory Group (MEAG) received […]
March 1, 2004

Language and identity issues in the education of African heritage people of Caribbean origin in Britain

This paper is the abridged text of a conference presentation in March 2004 in the City of Birmingham, England. The conference explored the status and current usage of Caribbean languages in British schools and in social interactions and […]