Opposing cultural diversity is not racist

By Dr Rakib Ehsan

‘Racist’, ‘bigot’, ‘xenophobe’, ‘fascist’, ‘far-right’ – these terms have been overused to such an extent, they have almost been drained of their historical significance and weight. Indeed, one of the biggest casualties of Brexit has been perspective.

In terms of younger people in the United Kingdom (UK), one of the sharpest points of difference between ‘Remainers’ and ‘Leavers’ is their perspective of the cultural diversity that has come to characterise modern-day Britain. While 6.4% of young Remainers held a negative view of cultural diversity, this figure rose to 46.7% for their pro-Leave peers – a difference of over 40 percentage points.

 

Read the full article in The British Interest

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