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It’s time for a more honest approach to race

Trevor Phillips’s documentary on ethnicity exposes the need for a more open dialogue

By David Goodhart  

Trevor Phillip's controversial film about multiculturalism probes British attitudes to multiculturalism ©Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Britain has changed: it has become more open and less prejudiced, and it is time that our conversation about race moved on too. Trevor Phillips’s Channel 4 documentary last night, Things We Won’t Say About Race That Are True, gave that conversation a big shove in the right direction. It will, I hope, mark a new stage in Britain’s thinking and talking about…

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