Our racially diverse society has problems with integrating minorities but there are enough success stories to remain optimisticby David Goodhart / July 16, 2015 / Leave a comment
Published in August 2015 issue of Prospect Magazine
A new England is being born in the suburbs of London, Leicester, Slough, Birmingham and many other towns and cities. These are places where nobody would be surprised to hear that 30 per cent of all primary school pupils in England are now from ethnic minority backgrounds.
The Anglo-Indians, Anglo-Africans and Anglo-Poles who are growing up in these places are in many ways a success story—a tribute both to their own aspirations and the openness of British society. They are in general outperforming the white British majority in the education system and some groups, above all the Indians and Chinese, are joining the middle class and to a lesser extent the elite in large numbers.