These four short films from the University of Manchester focus on two broad aspects of ethnicity – identity and inequality – that might serve as interesting introductions / discussion starters.
• We need to find a new way to talk about ethnicity (4 minutes) looks at the history of multi-ethnic diversity in Britain in the context of contemporary globalising processes – and what “ethnicity” means in a globalising world.
• Is Britain becoming more segregated? (4 minutes) looks at ideas about diversity and tolerance coupled with segregation and intolerance. It argues that the evidence suggests that far from becoming “more ethnically clustered and segregated” the reverse is true. Britain is slowly becoming less ethnically clustered and less ethnically segregated. The film also discusses the implications for ethnic tolerance this gradual change may create.
• Ethnic inequalities and employment in austerity Britain (4 minutes) discusses recent research into ethnic group (majority and minority) employment across dimensions like gender and how various forms of ethnic discrimination impact on employment and unemployment.
• The impact of ethnic inequalities on health (3 minutes) looks at how social and economic inequalities impact (disproportionately) on ethnic groups in the field of health – particularly mental health.