Generation Brexit

Regarding Caucasians

by
Jay Shin
Jay Shin | 3 months ago | in Brexit and Multiculturalism

Majorities of the population in each of the nations in the United Kingdom identify primarily as English, Welsh, Scottish or Northern Irish first before recognizing their British identity.

The 2011 census showed that 70% of the people of England ticked the “English” box but the vast majority of them did not also tick the “British” box, even though they were able to tick more than one.

This case was much more likelier with white people than non-whites meaning that multiculturalism may have succeeded in fostering a British national identity among ethnic minorities. However, then the problem perhaps is whether the English people are accepting of the minorities, if they themselves do not consider their identity to be both English and British.

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