UK: Immigration And Ethnic Diversity

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Published on March 22, 2009

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Short presentation about immigration (from the Commonwealth) into the UK

UK: IMMIGRATION AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY

Immigration in the 1950s Britain in need of cheap labour after WWII Entry from Commonwealth countries easy Mass immigration First: West Indies Next: Indian subcontinent

Britain in need of cheap labour after WWII

Entry from Commonwealth countries easy

Mass immigration

First: West Indies

Next: Indian subcontinent

1950s-1970 1954: Non-white population a few thousand Growing prejudice Riots as white people fear the arrival of a black community

1954: Non-white population a few thousand

Growing prejudice

Riots as white people fear the arrival of a black community

1962: The Commonwealth Immigration Act passed by the Conservative government  Commonwealth immigrants entering Britain must have employment or be able to offer required skills Laws follow in 1968/ 71 further restricting entry for non-whites 1970: 1.4 million (1/3 born in Britain)

1962: The Commonwealth Immigration Act passed by the Conservative government  Commonwealth immigrants entering Britain must have employment or be able to offer required skills

Laws follow in 1968/ 71 further restricting entry for non-whites

1970: 1.4 million (1/3 born in Britain)

1970s 1972: Idi Amin expells Asians from Uganda 1976: Commision for Racial Equality 1978: Viv Anderson first black footballer on England’s team

1972: Idi Amin expells Asians from Uganda

1976: Commision for Racial Equality

1978: Viv Anderson first black footballer on England’s team

1980s Strict controls on entry The state said it would protect the rights of ethnic minorities 1981 riots sparked by racial issues Scarman report concludes: ”racial disadvantage is a fact of current British life”

Strict controls on entry

The state said it would protect the rights of ethnic minorities

1981 riots sparked by racial issues

Scarman report concludes: ”racial disadvantage is a fact of current British life”

1987-2000 1987: four non-white MPs elected 2000: anti-discrimination legislation Growth of asylum seeker applications  growth of immigration Rise in racial tensions

1987: four non-white MPs elected

2000: anti-discrimination legislation

Growth of asylum seeker applications  growth of immigration

Rise in racial tensions

2001: 9-11 Bombs on London public transport 2005 These tragedies lead to a further rise in racial tensions

2001: 9-11

Bombs on London public transport 2005

These tragedies lead to a further rise in racial tensions

2001 Census Ethnic group Number Percent of pop. Indian 1,053,411 1.8 Pakistani 747,285 1.3 Bangladeshi 283,063 0.5 Ohter Asian 247,644 0.4 Black Caribbean 565,876 1.0 Black African 485,277 0.8 Black (others) 97,585 0.2 Chinese 247,403 0.4 Mixed race 677,117 1.2

Illegal immigrants in the UK Between 300 000 and 600 000 (2006) Amnesty? Needed to do ”dirty jobs”

Between 300 000 and 600 000 (2006)

Amnesty?

Needed to do ”dirty jobs”

Sources the Hutchinson Encyclopedia of World History http://www.samizdata.net/blog/archives/illegal%20imigration%20poster.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethnic_groups_of_the_United_Kingdom#2001_Census http://flickrcc.bluemountains.com : policing ladbroke grove www.flickr.com/photos/78364563@N00/137655983 www.flickr.com/photos/86226435@N00/237883400 www.flickr.com/photos/13106344@N00/2863978390 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/uk/2005/london_explosions/default.stm All sites above accessed on March 22nd 2009

the Hutchinson Encyclopedia of World History

http://www.samizdata.net/blog/archives/illegal%20imigration%20poster.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethnic_groups_of_the_United_Kingdom#2001_Census

http://flickrcc.bluemountains.com : policing ladbroke grove

www.flickr.com/photos/78364563@N00/137655983

www.flickr.com/photos/86226435@N00/237883400

www.flickr.com/photos/13106344@N00/2863978390

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/uk/2005/london_explosions/default.stm

All sites above accessed on March 22nd 2009

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