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Multicultural Britain

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Anna Ciloci

on 23 October 2014

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"Minorities are only tolerated when things are going well. As soon as the economy starts to slide, people look for a scapegoat..."

Multiculturalism in figures
2011 - 7.5 million residents born outside the UK
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Ciloci Anna
Positive aspects
The effects of multiculturalism
New local and international markets
Improvement of creativity, productivity, decision-making
Cultural awareness
New ideas, concepts, innovations
Inspires social, economical, political growth
Short history of immigration
Multicultural Britain
1914 - 1945
1946 - 1979
1987 - ...
250 - 1066
first Indian, Black, Chinese, Irish communities
Massive influx of Indians and Bengali
No clear rules on immigration
Work force shortages
Influx of Poles, Italians
83,000 immigrants from the Commonwealth settled in the UK
growth of asylum seeker applications
doubts whether or not the UK can become a multi-ethnic society at ease with itself

Romans, German tribes, Vikings, Normans, Jews
immigration of skilled workers from America, Australia, New Zeeland, South Africa, South Asia
source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/
source: http://www.ons.gov.uk
Diversity issues
Dilution of British culture
Minorities' inability to adopt British values
Racism, intolerance, violence
Separatist tendencies
Theodore Zeldin
Multiculturalism - the co-existence of diverse cultures
"the doctrine of state multiculturalism" - a strategy which has "encouraged different cultures to live separate lives, apart from each other and apart from the mainstream" (David Cameron)
Thank you for your attention!
So What exactly is multiculturalism? Cindy John, BBC, 2004, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3600791.stm
How multiculturalism benefits UK? Danny Graham, Liberty GB, 2013, http://libertygb.org.uk/v1/index.php/news-libertygb/5992-does-multiculturalism-benefit-the-united-kingdom
Census shows rise in foreign-born, Dominic Casciani, BBC, 2012, http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-20681551
Office for National Statistics, http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/census/2011-census/key-statistics-for-local-authorities-in-england-and-wales/rpt-international-migrants.html
Multiculturalism has left Britain with a toxic legacy, Alasdair Palmer, The Telegraph, 2012, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/9075849/Multiculturalism-has-left-Britain-with-a-toxic-legacy.html
Four in five say Britain is facing a crisis over immigration, James Slack, Daily Mail, 2008, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-557380/Four-say-Britain-facing-crisis-immigration.html
Speech on radicalisation and extremism, David Cameron, 2011, http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/the-staggers/2011/02/terrorism-islam-ideology
source: http://fikus.omska.cz/
1. Definition of multiculturalism
2.Short history of immigration
3.Multiculturalism in figures
4.The effects of multiculturalism
4.1.Positive aspects
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