Racism in the 1970s
Introduction to racism and its history in British life - Alf Garnett and Enoch Powell.
Age Group : 14-16,16+
Subject : History, Media Studies, Sociology
Topic : History of Wales and England 1880-1980, Archive, Community and culture
Keywords : Politics, Immigration, History of broadcasting, Racism, Representation, Social inequalities, Ethnicity, Enoch Powell, Alf Garnett
Notes : DISCUSSION • Discuss definitions of racism, prejudice and discrimination. • Discuss possible reasons behind the development of these beliefs in Britain, including immigration, work, etc. • How do racism, prejudice and discrimination impact on an individual's life chances? • EXTENDED WORK • Investigate the features of inequality - collect evidence of the effects of discrimination on life chances in contemporary Britain. • Investigate individual case studies; eg Stephen Lawrence, The Secret Policeman, Damilola Taylor and recent football stories which introduce the link to possible insitutional racism. • REVISION • Outline and explain the differences between racism, prejudice and discrimination. • Why are social and cultural inequalities seen as a problem in Britain? • Evaluate different sociological theories on ethnic inequalities. • Look at the history of broadcasting and media evaluating how the representation of ethnic minorities has altered in the intervening years.
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