This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

The Past And Present Treatment Of Ethnic Minorities In Britain

2114 words - 8 pages

The Past and Present Treatment of Ethnic Minorities in Britain For this assigment I will be looking at the past and present
treatments of the ethnic minorities in Britain. I will also prove or
disprove my hypothesis, of which is: 'The arrival of various ethinic
minority groups in Britain over the past 60 years, has created a more
tolerant and multicultural society today? Do you argree?' The eithnic
minority group I will be looking at are the black carrabiens. I will
be focusing on what led to Britain becoming a multicultural society,
how the ethnic minority groups were treated and why and the influences
of ethnic minority culture on the British society. finally I will
include a conclusion which will include my opinion on what i find
'hopeful' and 'disturbing' aspects of being in a multicultural
society.

During the late 1940's and the early 1950's (after the end of World
War Two) Black carrabiens were encouraged to come from their
homeland-the carrabien to come and work for Britain. This later
evolved into people from other countries coming to work in Britian,
e.g. India, Bangladesh, Sri-lanka and many more Asian countries.
Britian's economy was doing so well but there was a shortage of
workers. This was one of the reasons why Britain wanted people to
immigrate to Britain. in 1948 the nationality act was made, this meant
that all people from the former national colonies and the British
commonwealth citizens had a right to enter Britain. This encouraged
many Blacks (from the empire) to enter Britain.

Many young and ambitious young hopefuls jumped at this opputunity and
grabbed it. Without a doubt people thought that this would give a much
better and wealthier lile, especially for their children and
generations to come. Timothy Cooper was just one of the thousands of
West Indians who fled to Britain. despite having a cramped journey,
when Timothy saw Britain in sight, his eyes opened and jolted and he
thought the journey had been well worth it. (Information about Timothy
cooper taken from Modern Minds - the Twenty first century world.) The
black carrabieins expectations were so high that they couldn't even
think of the worst of what could happen.

In June 1948 the SS Empire Windrush had just arrived in Britain. The
press and the cinema news reels gave them a mighty warm welcome. One
newparper article from the 'Manchester Guardian' in 23rd June 1948
said, 'one of them looked over the unlovely town to the grey-green
field behond and said, "If this is England, I like it." A good omen
perhaps.' This article is saying that Britain is not that great, but
it looks great to those who arrive. Members of the public were very
discriminating, judgemental, unfair and racist towards the
Afro-carrabiens....

Find Another Essay On The Past and Present Treatment of Ethnic Minorities in Britain

Television Censorship in the Past and Present

1988 words - 8 pages Television Censorship in the Past and Present Typing in the web address "http://www.censorship.com", I begin my search for information regarding the controversial subject. After a few seconds of waiting for the site to load, a black background comes up, with black font displaying the message: "This site is not accessible because it is categorized as: Sex, Violence, Language." I immediately highlight the web address and annoyingly thrash at

the past and present in five years

765 words - 4 pages The Present and Past Five Years of my Life Throughout a young adult’s life there are many things that can drastically change in five year time period. In fact, I believed to be the age of twenty-three years old waiting to see what the world is about. Like many young adults planning for the future perhaps I can characterize my myself at twenty three irresponsible individual with any goals set for my future . As for my present age of twenty

Discipline In The Classroom: Past And Present

1400 words - 6 pages Discipline in the Classroom: Past and Present Throughout the history of classroom education, many different types of disciplinary systems have been applied by teachers and other authority figures in schools for the sole purpose of controlling student behavior. These systems include corporal punishment, psychological abuse or neglect, and assertive discipline. Although two of these three topics are illegal at this time, they were all

Digital Media in the Past and Present

1159 words - 5 pages Digital Media in the Past and Present In today’s world digital media are everywhere, TV, newspapers, advertisements, and magazines. Almost everywhere you look you will find some sort of digital technology. Digital technology has come along way since the beginning of its time in. Although computers were invented long before; digital technology didn’t start to shine its light until the early 80’s. Originally, NASA developed digital imaging for

Martial Law in the Past and Present

788 words - 4 pages international banking community. To make matters worse, political corruption began to spread through the regime, adding to the list of problems Marcos faced as the new president and prime minister. “Pasambang Bayan” was acclaimed as the one of the most daring critiques of martial law when it was first staged in 1977 because it challenged the military regime present in the Philippines. It dared to speak out on the issues and struggles of peasants

Segregation in the Past and Present

1149 words - 5 pages refuse giving her seat to a white passenger Rosa Parks violated the Jim Crow Laws. Black residents in Montgomery, Alabama decided to boycott busses for three hundred and eighty-two days, which had a huge impact on the bus companies and the people of Montgomery. This movement created a spark that has impacted our society today by creating equality in blacks and whites, similar cases involving segregation still occurring today, and the start of the

The Past and Present of Halloween

624 words - 3 pages September or earlier to encourage widespread purchases of various costumes and candies. In other cultures, there are spiritual celebrations that influenced modern American Halloween. Present Halloween has been influenced by spiritual celebrations of other cultures, historical events, and commercialism. Halloween is derived from the Christian holiday All Hallows’ Eve, which is the day before the feast of All Hallows’ Day. This time is dedicated to

Chinese Immigrants of the Past and Present

1663 words - 7 pages Chinese immigrants to the United States of America have experienced both setbacks and triumphs in the quest to seek a better life from themselves and their families. First arriving in America in the mid-1800s to seek jobs and escape poor conditions in their home country, the Chinese found work as labors and settled in areas known as Chinatowns (Takaki 181-183). In the early years, these immigrants experienced vast legal racism and sexism as

The Effects that Affirmative Action Has Had on Past and Future Endeavors of Minorities in the United States

2842 words - 11 pages equalizer is affirmative action. Affirmative action is a policy or a program that seeks to redress past discrimination through active measures to ensure equal opportunity, as in education and employment. In addition to providing equal opportunity, affirmative action also serves as a form of reparation for the actions by white America in the past. With the advancement of African Americans in this society, some argue that affirmative action

The Differences in the Treatment of Prisoners of War by Britain, Germany and Japan

3929 words - 16 pages The Differences in the Treatment of Prisoners of War by Britain, Germany and Japan Works Cited Not Included According international law a POW is defined as "persons captured by a belligerent while fighting in the military." International law includes "rules on the treatment of prisoners of war but extends protection only to combatants. This excludes civilians who engage in hostilities (by international law they are war

The Past, Present, and Future

872 words - 4 pages located somewhere in the United Kingdom. Once was a great medieval church, Wordsworth writes in this short story three messages from Tintern Abbey coming from the past, present, and the future. In Tintern Abbey, by William Wordsworth, he relates a message from the past which is remembering the youthful age in life. Life is a clock, never stopping, and always ticking. According to Wordsworth, “An appetite; a feeling and a love, that had no need of a

Similar Essays

Voting By Ethnic Minorities In Britain

2668 words - 11 pages Voting by Ethnic Minorities in Britain The ethnic minorities in Britain are composed of many different people of different ethnic origins. Stereotypically, most people consider the ethnic minorities to either be Black or Asian and alienating these two groups from the rest of the society that makes up the ethnic minorities. The many other people, who could fall into this category, are people such as the Irish, Scottish

Ethnic Minorities And The Preservation Of Culture In The U.S

925 words - 4 pages In the current landscape of culture in the U.S.A. many ethnic minorities find it difficult to give up their native languages to speak the English language, because they feel that they are losing a part of their culture. However, what they should realize is that by accepting the English language into their lives they are not losing a part of their culture, they are gaining a new identity for themselves and their culture. The most common reason

Treatment Of Minorities In Turkey Essay

1650 words - 7 pages Treatment of Minorities in Turkey Problems with format Turkey, a relatively new nation, is not new to internal conflict and the oppression of minorities. Wedged between Europe and the Middle East, the area occupied by Turkey has long served as a crossroads between these areas, and, as a result, Turkey's majority Islamic Arab populace is smattered with significant pockets of minorities. These religious and ethnic minorities have been the

The Past, Present And Future Of Pkmz In Memory

1280 words - 5 pages The past, present and future of PKMZ in memory Francis Crick once posed an important question- “How then is memory stored in the brain so that its trace is relatively immune to molecular turnover?” (Glanzman, 2012). Ever since, neuroscientists have been struggling to answer Crick’s question. Long- Term Potentiation (LTP) of synaptic strength is the underlying mechanism for formation of memory. In brief, LTP involves the increase in number of