If you look at ethnicities that offset their relative poverty with disproportionate investment in education - I'm thinking particularly of Chinese and Indians - then these groups seems to contribute to rising standards in education. It is their attitude to education (and the financial resources available to them to pursue the attitude) that matters, not their ethnicity.(Original post by necessarily benevolent)
How about a Gobineau/Rushton-esque view that the poverty and failing standards are the consequences of ethnicity?
British schools revert to apartheid Watch
- 13-07-2009 21:27
(Original post by Ribbits)
- 16-07-2009 01:36
I am honestly confused. Has no one on TSR experienced the benefits of multiculturalism? Even the Londoners here seem against it!
I'm a Londoner but have noticed some drawbacks of the current state of race in London. There's quite a bit of informal self-segregation with select boroughs containing a disproportionate amount of minority ethnic groups. It would help if they themselves mixed in properly. Half of all black people in Britain live in London. You won't see black people in provincial cities like Durham - more chance of seeing a ghost. Ask them why. It's their responsibility to assimilate into society just as much as we should cater for them.
- 16-07-2009 11:38
This is all just based on my own experiences, which are not representative of the whole of London obviously. But from where I am standing, the youth are well integrated and there is very little racism - certainly no racism against white people.
There are several small friendship groups of Asians/blacks in schools, but there are also small friendship groups of whites and popular kids that I would find it equally difficult to get into. You just socialise and mix in the same way you would at any other school, finding people who you fit in with irrelative of race or culture… and avoid ‘ganstas’.