Racial economic inequality: the visible tip of an inequality iceberg

Barling, Kurt ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2233-2044 (2022) Racial economic inequality: the visible tip of an inequality iceberg. In: The Media and Inequality. Schifferes, Steve and Knowles, Sophie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8224-7407, eds. Routledge Research in Journalism (38) . Routledge, London, pp. 54-67. ISBN 9780367611729, e-ISBN 9781003104476, pbk-ISBN 9780367611750. [Book Section] (doi:10.4324/9781003104476-6)

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Early on, the scientific and medical communities discounted the more generalised genetic explanations, owing to the fact that there are few common genetic links between the diverse ethnicities comprising the black and ethnic minority people (BAME) category. The BAME category itself is increasingly contested by minorities themselves although it continues to be used by governments for statistical purposes. The relationship between the British state and its emerging ethnic minority communities and citizens was recast after the passing of the first Race Relations Act in 1965. Measuring inequality is not an exact science, and more complex analysis is necessary to try and identify significant factors that might explain inequality at a more granular level. Race and class are observably aligned on the issue of Covid-19 rates of infection and death.

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Additional Information: This chapter looks at the issue of the media and inequality through the lens of race.
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Media
Item ID: 36917
Notes on copyright: Copyright Year 2023
This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in The Media and Inequality on 30September 2022, available online: http://www.routledge.com/9780367611729
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Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2022 09:16
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2023 21:48
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/36917

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