Monday, January 22, 2007

The color purple

The Mail reveals that people of mixed race are expected to make up a greater proportion of the population than the current largest ethnic grouping, Indians, by 2020.

But while the ethnic populations continue to grow the white British (I suppose that is opposed to white Polish, Romanian or other recent EU nationals) population is shrinking at an alarming rate of 100,000 per year.

The rise in people of mixed race may be storing up trouble for the future warns the racial watchdog, Commission for Equality and Human Rights.

Its chairman, Trevor Phillips, said children whose parents have different ethnicities may be unsure which community they belong to.

He said: 'The mixed race Britons are young and they show the highest employment rates of any minority group.

'But they also exhibit the highest rates of lone parenthood and family breakdown, sometimes three times the average.

' They suffer the highest rates of drug treatment...many people talk of "identity stripping" - children who grow up marooned between communities.'

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