Essay 4 - Harris Karlyn Harris Essay 4 1 April 2007 English...

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Harris Karlyn Harris Essay 4 April 2007 English 1102M White Teeth : Race Relations in Modern-day England In America, the subject of race and ethnicity is ingrained in our culture. It is frequently brought up in the media, in our communities, in our homes, and in many other extensions of American society. It is simple to consider how race relations would be in countries that are not as equally prosperous as the United States; in South Africa, they had apartheids—in Latin American countries, hundreds of years of violent history still separate some nations, though together they all consider themselves Latino . Many times, amidst our own ethnic trials and tribulations, one forgets that the United Kingdom is a land where immigration is becoming more and more apparent—causing issues of race and ethnicity to make it into England’s cultural spotlight. The most recent United Kingdom census, held in 2001, created controversy because, unlike censuses in the past, this one included a more extensive categorizing of cultural identity. The census breaks down five major groups (White, Mixed, Asian, Black, and Chinese) into subgroups (for example, in the “mixed” category, there is a “White and Black Caribbean” subgroup). According to the 2001 UK Census, Scotland added four White categories and one mixed category, while England and Wales included three White categories and four mixed categories. Britain’s multicultural growth increased during the eighteenth century when Africans began being exported through the 1
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Harris slave trade. After slavery in England was abolished, African immigration ceased and European immigration increased. During World War I, Indians and other southeastern Asians began to arrive in Britain. Because Britain had no immigration rules, thousands, upon thousands of southeastern Asians began to make England a permanent home. Years later, when labor shortages plagued England and acquiring labor from other European
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This essay was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course ENGL 1102 (M) taught by Professor Spencer during the Spring '07 term at UGA.

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