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Within Ireland, asylum seekers live on "the limits of rights regimes." (183) Fanning argues that Irish responses to asylum seekers "have been shaped by a legacy of exclusionary state practices and racism." (184) Ireland has played a reluctant host to asylees where "[r] acism
within Irish society continues to be mobilised for administrative purposes.'' (185) Irish politicians rely on actions of foreign governments as a legitimization for our reception policies towards asylum seekers.
 Although the Prison Service appointed its first Race Equality Advisor in 1999 and established RESPOND in response to the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry, the corporate sector stands to benefit most from concerns about r acism
. By presenting itself as an alternative to the entrenched racist culture of British prisons, the corporate sector is speeding up the privatization process.
The attitudes expressed by the focus groups towards ethnic minorities and their fears of being swamped by "alien" cultures are regrettable, but I'm not convinced that this is always a sign of r acism