We’ve all heard the news. Since last year’s referendum, the UK has become a more hostile environment for people from ethnic minority backgrounds, with the number of hate crimes soaring by 41 per cent.
Of course, there are various levels and nuances to this story so for today’s episode we are taking a deep dive into the issue with help from Priya Minhas, a co-author of the Opinium Multicultural Britain report, as well as Adam Drummond, Opinium’s senior research manager.
We discuss whether white Briton’s too are aware of this increase in racially motivated attacks, how well integrated the UK is and how this is perceived differently by different social groups, and whether long-term trends of immigrant communities moving to the countryside will have a positive effect on integration going forwards.
Apologies for the poor audio quality today. We had a few technical issues while recording but thought you guys would still like to hear this episode. We will be back with your regularly scheduled, clearly audible episode on Thursday.