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[英伦广角] 2013-05-11 移民改变人口构成 英国白人成少数名族

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The makeup of many areas in England and Whales is changing. Almost half of people from ethnic minorities live in areas where now the white British people are the minority. One of those areas is the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

People that live here traditionally are the English people, they are becoming like, you know, needles in a haystack, so to speak.

I don’t see there are so many people, lots of white people go outside.

In some areas, the pace of change is rapid. One of the reasons is because some British people who are white are choosing not to move to areas where they would be in the minority while others are choosing to move away.

All my families just moved, most of my families are mostly white because of it. They are most at Tilbreak, Diagnum, Visa.

Why is that?

Because of, because I feel like minority now.

I just love the variety of nationalities and the difference things, organizations and people have.

When Trevor Philips was the head of the Commission for Racial Equality, he gave this warning:

We are sleepwalking our way to segregation.

That speech was made 8 years ago.

We are seeing as much great concentration in some of the towns and cities, and I think that is something we should worry about, as recently as 2001, the last census found only 25% of ethnic minority population, 1 million people, 25% of the much smaller ethnic minority population then lived in areas that where majority minority, where the white British population were a minority, only 25%, it’s gone up from 25% to 45% in just 10 years.

The research also shows that some rural areas are becoming more diverse. It is another example of the changes happening across England and Whales.

Steven Douglas, Sky News, Central London.
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