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Should we classify identity?


How would you define your identity - white, black, gay, disabled? Tick-boxes are becoming increasingly meaningless according to the Institute for Public Policy. It fund that the current approach to identification give a simplistic and sometimes false picture of disadvantage, exclusion and inequality.

Simon Fanshawe, the report's co-author and a writer, comedian and gay rights campaigner, and Claude Moraes, a Labour MEP, debate the government's use of identity tick-boxes.


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