How Black Working-Class Youth are Criminalised and Excluded in the English School System

28 September 2020 — Institute of Race Relations

Today, the Institute of Race Relations publishes a major report, How Black Working-Class Youth are Criminalised and Excluded in the English  School System: A London Case Study.

The paper, written by IRR researcher Jessica Perera is a thorough review of education policies over the last four decades, detailing how successive Conservative and Labour governments have entrenched a system of educational enclosure by privatising the Alternative Provision sector, securitising schools with increased surveillance and policing, and by criminalising and excluding some of the most marginalised: black boys of Caribbean origin.

You can read more about the report and download it direct from our website here

Read about the report in today’s Guardian

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How Black Working-Class Youth are Criminalised and Excluded in the English School System offers a fresh take on the PRU-to-prison pipeline phenomenon in London.

Find out more and read the report ��https://t.co/VwzwVvDCPs

— Institute of Race Relations (@IRR_News)

September 28, 2020

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Following last year’s The London Clearances: Race, Housing and Policing, this is the second UK briefing paper from IRR researcher Jessica Perera. The report’s title takes inspiration from Bernard Coard’s 1971 pamphlet, How the West Indian Child is made Educationally Sub-normal in the British School System and also follows the IRR’s 1994 book Outcast England: How Schools Exclude Black Children.

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