Archive: Multiculturalism

Being British: Work by Scruton suggests he believes the children of Muslims cannot be loyal to the UK

Scruton is part of an intellectual culture giving respectability to racism

Howls of outrage over philosopher's loss of a government job ignore the reality of his output.

Opinion Former Articles

  • Festival of Social Sciences: 2 languages: 2 brains, 2 minds, 2 cultures?

    As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences, the Deafness Cognition And Language Research Centre (DCAL) hosted an event exploring the powerful benefits of bilingualism in spoken and sign languages, for hearing and deaf people alike - benefits that reach hearing and deaf people alike.

  • ESRC: East views the world differently to West

    Cultural differences between the West and East are well documented, but a study shows that concrete differences also exist in how British and Chinese people recognise people and the world around them. Easterners really do look at the world differently to Westerners, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

  • ESRC: What we mean when we ask for the milk

    New research into the different ways that English and Polish people use language in everyday family situations can help members of each community to understand each other better and avoid cultural misunderstandings.

  • ESRC: ‘Mixed’ family mums ensure minority culture continues in the home

    The mothers of Britain's 'mixed families' are ensuring their children learn about their heritage and culture, according to a development project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). So, even if the child’s father hails from a minority background, it will still be the mother who is responsible for teaching them about the father’s culture.

  • Chief rabbi says multiculturalism has "had its day"

    Chief rabbi: Multiculturalism is over

    "Multiculturalism has had its day," Britain's chief rabbi argued today, as he issued a warning that ethnic and religious groups risk "putting our people's interest [ahead] of the national interest."

  • Applauding at a pro-Marxism rally. Probably.

    The Political Week Online: Top Marx for Michael Gove

    Is racial profiling no longer racist? Are rape threats hilarious? Are free schools Marxist? Is Robert Mugabe good for Zimbabwe? Trolls compete for the ego-validating wrath of the internet.

  • Ready to go: But ethnic media feels isolated from the London 2012 Games.

    London 2012: The equality backlash

    Equality and human rights groups launched a series of attacks on the London 2012 Olympics over the weekend, amid continued irritation at organisers' approach to the event.

  • Eleanor Laing: 'If I offend a bullying father who beats his daughter for her perfectly reasonable behaviour then I will offend him.'

    Interview: Eleanor Laing

    The sex equality chair talks about breast feeding, multiculturalism and whether you're allowed to say 'calm down, dear'.

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