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Are race relations in Britain getting worse?

Submitted by on October 4, 2010 – 7:51 pmNo Comment | 1,842 views

According to MailOnline, newly introduced policies in the UK might create the environment of mistrust and divide the communities. The authors of this article believe that the scale of racism in the country is exaggerated and there is a need to introduce policies and initiatives that unite people and help them find “common ground”.

“If you read the official statistics and look at the massive increase in the number of anti- racism policies and initiatives, you might be forgiven for thinking that we are suffering the kind of race-hate epidemic you would expect to find in apartheid South Africa.

Children as young as three could now be accused of racism, reported by zealous teachers who have been ordered to highlight any aspect of their pupils’ behaviour that might be construed as having racist overtones. Thanks to legislation introduced by New Labour, schools now have to inform local authorities of all ‘racist incidents’ in the playground — resulting in the reporting of an estimated 250,000 cases. And yet some of these involve primary school children calling each other names like ‘chocolate’. Along with a growing number of people from ethnic minorities, I believe these anti- racism policies are outdated and — more to the point — damaging.”

Source: Mail Online. Read full article

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