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Integration must have the support of ethnic minorities—not be imposed on them, says Emran Mian

By Emran Mian   August 2016

Race and Faith: The Deafening Silence by Trevor Phillips (Civitas, £8) 

British Airways (BA) used to forbid its cabin staff from wearing a Christian cross, though they permitted the Muslim headscarf. The national carrier hadn’t been Islamicised; nor were its Muslim employees more militant in asserting their rights. BA took a different approach to the two religious symbols because the headscarf could adopt the corporate colours whereas the cross was off-brand. The headscarf, you might…

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