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Thursday, Nov 21, 2019

Insecure in Queen’s land

In the UK, the resentment is not just against the Blacks and Browns but also against the Whites (Poles and Romanians), writes Vijay Dutt.

india Updated: Jan 13, 2008 01:24 IST
Vijay Dutt
Vijay Dutt
Hindustan Times
Hindustantimes
         

In Britain, racism is a dirty word today. Any racist act or slur is an offence. Any racial resentment stems more from a feeling of insecurity rather than colour. Britain now overflows with immigrants — three-and-a-half million from the sub-continent alone — who are well integrated, and accepted as British.

The resentment is not just against the Blacks and Browns but also against the Whites (Poles and Romanians). Anti-immigration groups repeatedly warn that the white would be deprived of jobs, and there would be too much pressure on public services: health, housing and education.

Most recent incidents are related to resentment over lost opportunities. Recently, one Dr David Rosin in London alleged he was deprived of a promotion because his origins were in an ethnic minority. The fact is that these young doctors and highly skilled professional migrants — over 30,000 from India — are educated, qualified, and work just as hard.