Although they are often invisible in debates on race and ethnicity, the 2001 census reveals that the ‘Mixed' population is the third largest ethnic category in the UK, with predictions that it will become the single largest minority group recognised by the Census in the coming decades.
Over the summer months we have developed our thinking on this area of study through a seminars, roundtables, and conferences by partnering with the CRE, CLG, and London South Bank's Families and Social Capital Research Group. Through this partnership we have established the following series of activity that forms that basis for future work on mixed heritage, which seeks to challenge the prevalent understandings and assumptions of the people who are thought to comprise of this group.
Runnymede's Perspectives Paper, Mixed Heritage: Identity, Policy and Practice [pdf 1.24 MB], which includes pieces from academics, policymakers, grassroots organisations is now available for download.
Read more on the Mixedness and Mixing E-Conference
Read more on the Mixedness and Mixing Conference, LSBU
Read more information on the analysis of Who are the 'Mixed' Ethnic Group at National Statistics Online [external site]
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