10% of 'British' children are now mixed race Watch

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Next time my housemates get a minicab, maybe they should ask?
Well of course they can ask. But aren't most male immigrants from the third world just in the UK to make money? I am a third world immigrant and that was the main objective. I migrated from the UK to the Netherlands just under 2 weeks ago - and the purpose of that was again - to make money.

Conceiving with a British woman isn't really going to help me to do that - in fact, it means more expenditure (since a child costs money, no?).
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Well of course they can ask. But aren't most male immigrants from the third world just in the UK to make money? I am a third world immigrant and that was the main objective. I migrated from the UK to the Netherlands just under 2 weeks ago - and the purpose of that was again - to make money.
He never said people come here for the purpose of finding loose women.

(Original post by effofex)
Conceiving with a British woman isn't really going to help me to do that - in fact, it means more expenditure (since a child costs money, no?).
It doesn't sound like you spent long in this country.

Also, I replied to two of your posts, that might not have come up in your quote feed.
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I understand people's concerns to an extent but I do find the idea that people think this a problem a bit offensive. Me and my sister are both mixed race and we're just as British as the average person, and more so than others. Culture isn't defined by race, it's defined by the values of that paticular society.

My sister and I were brought up to work hard whether it's in the world of work or in education: my sister has never been out of work and I'm off to university this year - we contribute more to society than the white kids who claim the dole a few streets behind. Change only becomes an issue if it threatens society and unless mixed race kids are planning to conquer the UK and carry out a genocide (we're not) then live and let live.
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Do you disagree that there is a very low level of integration within the Muslim community?

I understand the trend is not universal, and I'm not tarring everyone with the same brush, but can you think of any other community or ethnic minority which is more seperated from the rest of society?
Well - I am a non-Muslim (and not even a theist) and all my Islamic acquaintances have been very tolerant of me - they have not infringed at all on my right to consume pork or alcohol and have sometimes undertaken the latter themselves. I personally have not seen any 'lack of integration'. I have never had an Islamic colleague refuse to work with me or shake my hand. Whilst some may socialize almost exclusively with fellow Muslims - we do have freedom of association in the UK so there is not much that can be done to prevent it - after all - it is predominantly their loss since they will not have as diverse a social circle, and it seems pretty arbitrary to decide on one's friends according to religious affiliation.
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They said the same thing about the Irish once, you know.
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(Original post by Colour Me Pretty)
I understand people's concerns to an extent but I do find the idea that people think this a problem a bit offensive. Me and my sister are both mixed race and we're just as British as the average person, and more so than others. Culture isn't defined by race, it's defined by the values of that paticular society.
The idea presupposes nationality is based upon ethnicity, which is basically racialism lite.

(Original post by Colour Me Pretty)
My sister and I were brought up to work hard whether it's in the world of work or in education: my sister has never been out of work and I'm off to university this year - we contribute more to society than the white kids who claim the dole a few streets behind. Change only becomes an issue if it threatens society and unless mixed race kids are planning to conquer the UK and carry out a genocide (we're not) then live and let live.
Very reassuring.
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They said the same thing about the Irish once, you know.
This is why quoting exists. Who are you replying to?
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10% of 'British' children are now mixed race.
"Oh the humanity!" :rolleyes:

Could careless about this.
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**** me, I had no idea people still cared about the colour of peoples' skin.
When'd this happen?
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It was more a list of the positive effects of diversity, but carry on...
Well, actually you said that your outlook has developed from your life experiences and then gave eating in Indian restaurants as an example of one of those experiences, but carry on.............
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(Original post by Harrifer)
Do you disagree that there is a very low level of integration within the Muslim community?

I understand the trend is not universal, and I'm not tarring everyone with the same brush, but can you think of any other community or ethnic minority which is more seperated from the rest of society?
Yes. Oompa Loompas. Little orange *******s won't mix with anybody.
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This post wont get moderated, I'd give you 95% that it won't.

Yet, if you replaced the bold part with pretty much anything other than what is written there, that would be ban-ville.

Is it really so hard for you to stop being racist instead of just replacing racism against minorities with racism against whites?
If I was clearly a racist in the way you imply then I would be supporting these 'indigenous people' rather than slamming them in favour of 'mixed race'. Also, look up the definition of the word. Someone practicing Islam and born in this country I would still consider indigenous.
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10%... thats not so bad
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nowhere in the world where blacks live have they created anything like European standards of living for themselves. Hence the 'ghetto' is the same on every continent. Whites are not to blame for ghettos, because ghettos are the natural form of living in their native Africa and Asia.
Nairobi, Accra, Harare
Do these look like ghettos to you?
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This is why quoting exists. Who are you replying to?
Excuse me, I know perfectly well why quoting exists.
It was just a general comment directed around the subject matter of the post.
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What is a special Muslim shop? Are you suggesting that people aren't allowed to frequent them?

Also what do you mean by 'special clothing'? I thought we have freedom of choice in this country regards what we wear outside employment/school.

What is wrong with building expatriate groups? - Most nationalities do this when abroad, no? - and there are usually local contacts to facilitate greater contact between recent arrivals and permanent inhabitants.

Extremists are not born out of any of the things you mentioned - more probably out of brainwashing and severe dissatisfaction with British foreign policy.
Well, no. you're wrong. This is what brings extermists to life.
If you fancy moving to Britain, be part of British culture, don't build another little Pakistan here. Everybody's got the right to like foreign cuisine or clothing, as long as they stay a part of the original culture as well. As long as they WANT to be a part of the British culture.

What I basically mean is that some foreign people can't speak English properly, come here and build groups that are kept away from Britons and are exclusive. That's bad.
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Race is such a stupid concept. I've even come across surveys asking "are you Asian, White, Black or Irish?"

I'm not saying that to be politically correct: I find it a bit stupid that most African-Americans don't recognise their European heritage and the huge numbers of "white" Americans who refuse to accept African or Native American origins.

I've always found that quite often, the only people who use their race or nationality or ethnicity and rub it in your face are:
- usually very boring people who have nothing else going on in their life
- people trying to be something they're not: "oh look I'm Irish because my Great Grandma was from Cork".
- people trying to claim credit for something they had no contribution towards
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Well, no. you're wrong. This is what brings extermists to life.
If you fancy moving to Britain, be part of British culture, don't build another little Pakistan here. Everybody's got the right to like foreign cuisine or clothing, as long as they stay a part of the original culture as well. As long as they WANT to be a part of the British culture.

What I basically mean is that some foreign people can't speak English properly, come here and build groups that are kept away from Britons and are exclusive. That's bad.
Please explain how exactly someone becomes 'part of British culture'?

You are aware that English is the most international language on the planet, right - and widely spoken in Pakistan. As I said earlier there are virtually NO restrictions on what clothing people can wear outside of pre-18 study/employment in the UK, so what exactly is the problem? If I want to walk around in a kurta every day - I'm not breaking the law. Likewise, if I want to walk around in a suit every day, I'm not breaking the law either. Understood?

What do you mean by 'building a little Pakistan'? Presumably people are allowed to open businesses in the UK, right? We seem to have lots of 'Chinatowns' in most major cities and there hasn't been any legislation directed against that. Likewise, here in Amsterdam, there are often English and Irish pubs dotted around the centre - but there aren't mass complaints of English/Irish migrants creating 'little Englands/Irelands' here.

I could hardly speak any Dutch when I came here to work last week. I am still nowhere near fluency. I am very open with my Dutch colleagues about socializing in expatriate circles on the weekends. Needless to say, I don't 'keep away' from Dutch people - they are, after all - all around me. Likewise, I'm sure that foreigners in the UK don't 'keep away' from British people. The chances are that they have to work with them alot, no?

I still think you are completely missing the point regarding what 'brings extremism to life'. It is almost always political discontent - in thiis case with a nation's foreign policy. Extremist opinion and terrorism tends to be fuelled by brainwashing and anger with foreign policy. Not because someone happens to dress in a certain way or eat certain foods.

Otherwise, are you seriously suggesting that because I have substantial numbers of non-Dutch acquaintances, that I am more likely to embrace extremism?! Because if so, that's a strange connection to make.
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Nairobi, Accra, Harare
Do these look like ghettos to you?
No, but they are clearly not African buildings but European, which is where the expertise, and probably design, labour and materials came from. Which gets back to my point.
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The world is going to become mixed raced within about 100 years.

Then we will have no countries and a one world state which is what everybody needs.
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