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Welcome to the new England

Our racially diverse society has problems with integrating minorities but there are enough success stories to remain optimistic

How integrated has Britain become? © Al Cane

Ethnic Identity and Inequalities in Britain edited by Stephen Jivraj and Ludi Simpson (Policy Press, £19.99) 

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…

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