Interesting article on multiculturalism

There is an interesting article by Rebecca Wood on the IRR website entitled “The mantra of our time: ‘British values’ good, ‘multiculturalism’ bad” that takes on the simplistic political rhetoric in this area. In particular she highlights the historical background to the current discourse, showing the extent to which much the same language was used by the Thatcher government in the aftermath of the 1981 riots. Definitely worth checking out.

Inspired by this article I wondered whether there had been anything more in depth about the background to contemporary discourse around multiculturalism on the History and Policy website, but it seems not. A big gap, it seems to me.

Mary

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