Racism on the rise in Britain

“New research showing a significant increase in Britons prepared to identify themselves as ‘racially prejudiced’ is a shock to many.  The latest edition of the British Social Attitudes survey confirms that open expression of racial prejudice has been growing steadily since 2001, so dispelling the cosy belief that racism will inevitably decline as British society becomes more ethnically diverse.  Making sense of this trend is less straightforward, as data from the 2011 National Census showed more local areas becoming culturally diverse and a continued increase in inter-ethnic marriages and relationships.  However, this new survey does confirm the sense that racism is becoming more open, as shown by the success of far-right parties across Europe in the recent elections.

via Racism on the rise in Britain – University of Huddersfield.

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