Racial Equality, Housing and the Local State

Part of the Government Beyond the Centre book series


Few aspects of racial inequality have over the years attracted as much attention as housing. From the earliest stages of the arrival of black migrants in post-war Britain the disadvantages they suffered in the housing market were a major issue of concern in some localities. Additionally, during this time anti-immigrant groups found that housing was an emotive issue around which they could attempt to organise political support. One way or another, therefore, it can be said that it is on the question of housing that many local political debates about racial issues have focused.


Ethnic Minority Local Authority Housing Market Public Housing Racial Discrimination 
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Notes and References

  1. 1.
    The chapter derives from research on Race Equality Policies and Public Sector Housing funded by the London Race and Housing Research Unit during 1987–89. Where reference is made to interviews carried out in the course of the research the references are included in the text, and interviews are not listed individually in the bibliography.Google Scholar

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© John Solomos and Gurharpal Singh 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Politics and SociologyBirkbeck College, University of LondonUK
  2. 2.Department of HumanitiesLeicester PolytechnicUK

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