'Sleepwalking to segregation'?: Challenging myths about race by Nissa Finney

By Nissa Finney

Is Britain less than probability from ethnic variety? Is the social cloth crumbling as humans 'sleepwalk to segregation'? within the context of renewed debates approximately variety and team spirit, this e-book interrogates modern claims approximately race and migration in Britain. It demonstrates that some of the claims are in truth myths. It offers facts in aid of — and competition to — those myths in an obtainable but academically rigorous demeanour. The ebook argues that the myths of race and migration are the genuine risk to an built-in society. It proposes that variety and mobility are anticipated and benign, and recommends that attention may still go back to difficulties of inequality and prejudice. 'Sleepwalking to Segregation'? combines an easy-to-read review of the topic with leading edge new learn. It tackles head-on questions on degrees of immigration, the contribution of immigrants, minority self-segregation, ghettoisation, and the longer term variety of the inhabitants. It poses an immediate problem to the arguments of commentators equivalent to MigrationWatchUK and the fee for Equality and Human Rights.

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These changes are partly an attempt to better represent the diversity of the UK, but change makes it more difficult for statisticians to compare data from different censuses. The question of reliability is important when comparing data from different censuses, and when interpreting data from any one census. Comparison of census answers for those present in both 1991 and 2001 shows that inconsistent answers were not unusual, especially for minority group residents born in the UK who are increasing in number.

Thus there is a need for those communities to become more integrated in society. In the same way, the government has demanded an oath of allegiance to Britain and a sufficiency of English from new immigrants since 2004. The government accepted the Home Office recommendation that all local authorities should monitor community cohesion, without prescribing how it might be measured. The reports’ depiction of communities experiencing parallel lives indicated remedies of interaction and of sharing the same workplaces, play places and neighbourhoods.

9 For example, Times Higher Education, 2 March 2007, or Teresa Hayter in The Guardian, 16 March 2007. 10 Pakistan was not a member of the Commonwealth between 1972 and 1989. 11 Peach and Winchester (1974). 12 Browne (2000). 13 The Equality and Human Rights Commission has been the single government agency supporting its anti-discrimination legislation since 2007, when it replaced separate agencies on race, gender and disability, including the Commission for Racial Equality. 14 Joshua et al (1983).

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