London Working Group Notes: Marginalised Minorities


Rahilla Gupta introduced the Working Group

  • Define terms and language but also substantive issues
  • Restoration of Legal Aid. Class-clause in equalities legislation.
  • Insider/“outsider” approach (mainstream approach)
  • Overcoming divisions/ruptures both within and between communities
  • Building solidarities
  • Gains for narrow set/minorities have ripple effect on larger portions of population.
  • Nuance within politics plus links/intersections
  • Neoliberal approach – REVERSE IT!
  • Economic alternatives
  • Qs (?) of different legal systems
  • Small units – community-based politics
  • Opposing religious fundamentalist approaches
  • Language and words – important but not too!

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