Generation Brexit

40% of Brits think Multiculturalism is a Misstep

According to the Guardian, "a large minority of people, [40%], in the UK believe multiculturalism has undermined British culture and that migrants do not properly integrate, according to some of the broadest research into the population’s attitudes to immigration." Although it is easy to be aghast at this number, considering that the UK has presented itself as one of the bastions of multicultural success and representation, we must realize that dissent has always been part of British society. Many of these immigrants that the study's responders are referencing come from the countries that Britain once colonized. Even if the UK's society is not plagued with racism the way the world in the 1600s was, the remnants still exist today, evident in the results of the Guardian's survey. Brexit was simply an affirmation of this divide in UK society, and was a policy change that actually acted upon these slightly racist, overly traditional views of what Biritsh society should look like in the modern day. 

Dharaa Rathi 2 weeks ago

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/sep/...ure-immigration

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Hugh D 2 weeks ago

How dare they not think what the elites tell them to think? How dare they wish to maintain their culture, such racism

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Dharaa Rathi 2 weeks ago

I think the question is more about whether it's feasible to maintain culture in such a such a close-minded way. Whether certain, privileged members of society like that the world is growing closer together and more interconnected, is not reason to slow down progress. And to be clear, progress is accepting and encouraging contributions from members of other cultures, because staying isolated on an island surely won't bode well for economic progress, the justification for Brexit's racist leanings.

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Hugh D 1 week ago

Is it racist for them to want to maintain their culture? Most elites benefit from globalisation whilst the working class suffer. Is it racist for Tibetans or Japanese to want to maintain their culture? Obviously not

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