This book debates these questions and explores the concept of identity and how its different meanings and interpretations impact upon community policy. The chapters bring together leading academics, policymakers, think-tank representatives, and community workers to debate the connections between ethnic diversity, identity, and community cohesion.
Chapter 3: Building an Integrated Society
Building an Integrated Society
Britain, almost without our noticing it, is becoming a society increasingly divided by race and religion. We are becoming more unequal by ethnicity.
In terms of race relations, Britain is unique in the diversity of racial backgrounds of those who live here and the legislation that is in place to promote race equality. However, like many other countries, Britain struggles to meet the demands of ensuring equality within diversity, and at the same time tackle 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, consider the increased numbers of those with dual heritage and the influx of white Eastern ...