recognise that many people do not know about the voluntary
sector race equality movement and that it is important to
raise public awareness about its work and activities.
collaboration with Race Equality West Midlands, BFOREC has
helped to develop and make available the following
publications which have a direct bearing on the work of its
members. Copies of these books can be obtained by contacting
the secretariat of BFOREC on 0121 250 3859, or by ordering
them from a good bookshop.
Published by Race
Equality West Midlands 2006
Race Equality in
Local Communities - A guide to its Promotion by
What is race equality? How can it be promoted at
a local level?
This important book describes how a network of small
voluntary-sector race equality organisations
contributes to the elimination of racial
discrimination and the promotion of equality of
opportunity and good relations between ethnic and
racial groups in the multi-racial cities, towns and
rural districts of Britain. The history of
post-Second-World-War immigration and race
relations, together with successive governments’
policies and laws to date (2006) provide the
backcloth against which the prodigiously-varied work
of race equality councils and partnerships on policy
development, community support, assistance to
individuals, and public education, takes place.
This is an indispensable introductory text for
students thinking of entering the field, and for new
staff, trainees, and volunteers, already working for
race equality organisations. Experienced officers
can benefit from reading the cogent summaries of key
inquiries, reports and debates on topics such as
institutional racism, community cohesion, and
multi-strand approaches to equality promotion.
by Race Equality West Midlands 2006
From BUF to BNP by by Frank Reeves and Eric Seward
From BUF to BNP presents the key events in the
history of the extreme right, from the founding of
the fascist movement in Italy in 1919 to the
electoral campaigning of the British National Party
in Britain in the 21st century. The chronology shows
the longevity of the extreme right-wing parties’
racist, anti-Semitic, populist, authoritarian,
corporate, and nationalist value system, and of the
intimidatory street politics that invariably
accompanies their campaigns.
History shows how mainstream political parties often
contribute to their own demise by capitulating to
sustained pressure from organised racism and
extremism. This book also demonstrates how
anti-racists, democrats, and minority communities
have a long and honourable tradition of effectively
opposing the extreme right. The priority remains one
of ensuring racist extremist parties and individuals
are never permitted to capture positions of power in
institutions of civil society and government.
Encyclopaedia of Contemporary British Community
The Encyclopaedia of Contemporary British Community
a comprehensive and easily-assessible guide to
documentation on community cohesion policy. It
This is a comprehensive, credible and easily
accessible reference book for race equality
practitioners and equality and diversity officers in
the public, private and voluntary and community
sectors. The manuscript is also intended as an
initial scoping document for researchers, students
and academics in higher education. From the outset,
the encyclopaedia was designed to be user-friendly
and, through its system of cross-referral, to enable
the reader to explore the links between topics in
order to acquire a broad overview of the field.
Summaries of most of
the major documents relating to the promotion of
community cohesion at national and local level.
Information on other
significant government initiatives which have a
bearing on community cohesion in the context of
urban regeneration and renewal.
Information on the
role agencies promoting race and other equalities
are expected to play in regard to community cohesion
Details of the
application and implementation of community cohesion
policy by the major public services.
An account of the
social, economic and political environment that gave
rise to and continues to sustain national and local
community cohesion initiatives.
A brief outline of the
social concepts, theories and perspectives
underpinning community cohesion policy.
social and demographic data relevant to relations
between local communities.
summary of indicators and measures of community
Abstracts of the various criticisms made of
community cohesion policy and its efficacy.
Other material judged relevant to providing a
broader picture of the context in which community
cohesion policy developed and continues to evolve,
and of its links with other government strategy and
Copies can be obtained by contacting Freda Edwards,
Officer Administration and Events at REWM 0121 250
3859, alternatively at