Personally I think the disturbances in Birmingham are down too a criminal element not a issue of race. I have lived in areas whereas the population is made up of sinigananct numbers of black ethnic/ Asian area's, and yes they might not mix much on a social level, this is mainly down to cultural differences. However they have always got on...
All this talk about people not getting on though as regards of tolerance of peoples backgrounds and approaches to live is bollocks..
All these people are a few bunch of lads..
Trevor Phillips saying that we if we are not careful into getthos for the ethnic minoritys too, is a load of coblers... 'Trevor please come to Manchester take a look around the city and see how people from different backgrounds get on. All those comments are going to do is put a negitive light on things and make people think there is a problem when there is not one there. I heard that your orgainsiation the CRE
is changing and all you are trying to do is justify your £200 000 per year job. You should give more thought to such comments before making them, otherwise all it leads to sistuations is ones of the above.
I think the UK has is one of the few countrys in the world whaearas racism is not a major problem, and forms of media and power happy people trying to justify their own jobs are trying to turn the clock backwards. If they carry on using such lanaugage and retorric they will achive their objectives and send this country back in the Dark ages... They need to stop now.. !