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Social Inclusion and Ethnic Minorities. Building an Integrated Society: The United Kingdom Perspective

Social Inclusion and Ethnic Minorities. Building an Integrated Society: The United Kingdom... Nick Johnson* I. Introduction Britain is becoming a society that, almost without noticing it, is more and more divided by race and religion. We are becoming more unequal by ethnicity. In terms of race relations, Britain is unique, due to the diversity of racial backgrounds that live here and the legislation that is in place to promote race equality. However, like many other countries, Britain is struggling to meet the demands of ensuring equality within diversity and at the same time tackling the challenges posed by the threat of international terrorism, increased immigration, the rise of extremist groups and the changed dynamics of race and culture. For example, Britain is struggling with the increased numbers of those with dual heritage and the influx of white Eastern Europeans. In addition, Britain, like many countries across Europe, is grappling with the role that faith may play in the public sphere and how that is to be managed in a secular society. Events over the past year, including the disturbances in Birmingham, Paris and Sydney, the London bombings, the tragic events in New Orleans and the blurred lines between freedom of speech and incitement of racial hatred, succinctly illustrate the challenges http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online Brill

Social Inclusion and Ethnic Minorities. Building an Integrated Society: The United Kingdom Perspective

European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online , Volume 5 (1): 53 – Jan 1, 2005

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Brill
Copyright
Copyright 2007 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1570-7865
eISSN
2211-6117
DOI
10.1163/22116117-90000036
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Abstract

Nick Johnson* I. Introduction Britain is becoming a society that, almost without noticing it, is more and more divided by race and religion. We are becoming more unequal by ethnicity. In terms of race relations, Britain is unique, due to the diversity of racial backgrounds that live here and the legislation that is in place to promote race equality. However, like many other countries, Britain is struggling to meet the demands of ensuring equality within diversity and at the same time tackling the challenges posed by the threat of international terrorism, increased immigration, the rise of extremist groups and the changed dynamics of race and culture. For example, Britain is struggling with the increased numbers of those with dual heritage and the influx of white Eastern Europeans. In addition, Britain, like many countries across Europe, is grappling with the role that faith may play in the public sphere and how that is to be managed in a secular society. Events over the past year, including the disturbances in Birmingham, Paris and Sydney, the London bombings, the tragic events in New Orleans and the blurred lines between freedom of speech and incitement of racial hatred, succinctly illustrate the challenges

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European Yearbook of Minority Issues OnlineBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2005

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