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The Sociology subject guide gives you access to useful library databases and trusted Web resources, relevant for researching many topics in sociology.


For global data on ethnicity, see the links on the Politics subject guide

United Kingdom

In terms of business and employment issues, see the following:

Parker Review (Feb 2020) on Ethnic diversity: enriching business leadership, looks at representation on UK company boards

Green Park consultancy Leadership 10000 annual reports on gender & ethnic minority representation at senior levels in UK companies

ONS has various datasets including Labour market status by ethnic group (quarterly data from 2001 from the Labour Force Survey)

Race in the workplace - 2017 independent review conducted by Baroness McGregor-Smith

Government official bodies include;

Race Disparity Unit (Cabinet Office) which includes the newly (July 2020) formed Commission on Race & Ethnic Disparities (CRED).
See the response to the CRED Sewell Report by the BAME Staff Forum here at Essex

Relating to Higher Education, the Living Black at University report (2022) from accommodation provider Unite Students reveals ongoing issues of racism in UK universities. See also the new (2022) Ethnic Representation Index for UK universities, developed by University of the Arts London

Latin America

United States

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture - Digital Collections

The Schomburg Center is a major unit within the New York Public Library. It offers quite extensive digital collections relating to Harlem and beyond. Recently it compiled a Black Liberation Reading List of 95 books, and JSTOR (in collaboration with publishers) consequently opened up around 2500 articles, book reviews, and chapters linked to these 95 titles. Links to the JSTOR open access content are here