2011 Census Results March Through Britain
“London has become the first region where white British people have become a minority,” the census reads. In fact, you may remember we predicted a while ago it was only a matter of time before the same applied to the rest of England and Wales. And according to the graph below, that’s exactly what’s waiting ahead:
As expected, many are still nostalgic about Queen Victoria’s times and meet the possibility with denial and unease. Once they see what the census data reflects, they may have to take an entirely different view to the matter.
Sunder Katwala, director of British Future further states the obvious: “The question of do you want this to happen or don’t you want this to happen implies that you’ve got a choice and you could say ‘let’s not have any diversity’. This is who we are – it’s inevitable,” he told the BBC.
In the meantime, another event of great historical importance for multicultural Britain has silently taken place at Buckingham Palace. A Sikh soldier became the first guardsman at Buckingham Palace to wear a religious Sikh turban instead of the traditional bearskin, reports the HuffPost. The timing is perfect, as it demonstrates Britain’s cultural diversity far more than any think tank ever could. Jatinderpal Singh Bhullar is the first man to break 200 years of British tradition, importantly with the blessing of the monarchy.
Here’s to more multicultural history…
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