Racism at Work
The Racism at Work project began last year when the Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity and Business in the Community (BITC) worked together to produce the Equality, Diversity and Racism in the Workplace report (see below) which builds upon BITC’s 2015 Race at Work report. In their report Dr Stephen Ashe and Professor James Nazroo provided a qualitative analysis of more than 2,000 comments related to racial harassment and bullying at work and more than 3,000 comments relating to the promotion of equality and diversity in the workplace.
Building on the report, this collaboration was extended further through an ESRC Impact Accelerator Account grant. This grant has enabled us to communicate the main research findings from Equality, Diversity and Racism in the Workplace report through the production of short films and graphic novels. Working in collaboration with Feedback Films and Paul Gent, the graphic novels and films have been produced for distribution in the workplace. Using the words of the people who participated in the Race at Work survey, these outputs aim to highlight the nature, extent and human impact of racism at work, as well as effective strategies for addressing these issues.
CoDE is now also working in partnership with the Trade Union Congress (TUC) analysing their recent online survey looking at racism at work. 5,911 people took part in the survey which was conducted between 12 December 2016 and 28 February 2017. Dr Ashe, Professor Nazroo and Dr Magda Borkowska will provide both quantitative and qualitative analyses of the survey which will be written up as a report over the next few months.
Equality, diversity and racism in the workplace: A qualitative analysis of the 2015 Race at Work Survey
Watch the videos
The short films below highlights some of the main findings from the 2015 Race at Work Survey, and subsequent participant interviews, commissioned by Business in the Community.