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Britain becoming more segregated than 15 years ago, says race expert

 

Professor Ted Cantle, who carried out a report into community cohesion in the wake of a series of race riots in 2001, warned that growing divisions had led to mistrust within communities across the country. Speaking to the Guardian 15 years later he called for action to reduce polarisation following violent riots across northern England: in Oldham, Bradford, Leeds and Burnley, Cantle said he was alarmed by the direction the country had headed since then. He cited as evidence an almost four-fold increase in the number of electoral wards with a non-white majority, from 119 in 2001 to 429 today, saying that suggested communities were more concentrated by race, rather than increasingly mixed. However, are electoral wards with a white majority not similarly concentrated by race?

 

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