9/11 'fuelled racial prejudice'

Hampshire Chronicle: Nearly a third, or 30%, of Britons described themselves as either "very" or "a little" prejudiced against people of other races, a survey found Nearly a third, or 30%, of Britons described themselves as either "very" or "a little" prejudiced against people of other races, a survey found

Concerns over immigration and the impact of the 9/11 terror attacks in the US are likely to have fuelled rising levels of racial prejudice over a decade, a study says.

Nearly a third, or 30%, of Britons described themselves as either "very" or "a little" prejudiced against people of other races in the NatCen British Social Attitudes survey for 2013.

The findings come after self-reported racial prejudice fell in the 1980s and 1990s from a high of 38% in 1987 to a low of 25% in 2001.

The figure then rose to 38% by 2011, before falling back to 26% in 2012, possibly as a result of the impact of the London Olympic Games.

Penny Young, chief executive of NatCen Social Research, said the "marked turning around" in the figures after 2001 suggested the change could be linked to the impact of the terrorist attacks in September 2001 in the US.

She added that fears over immigration were another likely contributing factor. Up until 2001, she said, the decline in self-reported racial prejudice had seemed "inexorable".

"Back in 1983, when we started British Social Attitudes, it looked as if it was an inexorable decline, it looked like as if it was part of increasing socially liberal Britain, so things like attitudes towards same-sex marriage, having children before marriage and so on, they were all going in one direction," she told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

"On this trend, in about 2001, it seemed to change, and we think there are probably two possible things that are driving this. One, it was a very marked turning round in 2001, so it may well be an impact of 9/11, that people started to feel more fearful, or to do with people feeling concerned about the impact of immigration in their own area or being fearful of the impact of immigration in their own area."

The area least likely to self-describe as racially prejudiced was inner London, at 16%, with the West Midlands the most likely at 35%.

Levels of racial prejudice rose with age, with 25% of 17 to 34-year-olds describing themselves as racially prejudiced in comparison to 36% of over-55s.

Education had an impact on views with 19% of those with a degree reporting racial prejudice, and 38% of those with no qualifications.

Just over nine in 10 of those who admitted to some level of racial prejudice said they would also like to see a reduction in immigration levels, compared with around seven in 10 who said that were not prejudiced at all.

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10:19am Wed 28 May 14

varteg1 says...

To be more accurate, I suggest we are not getting any more racially intolerant, more we are however becoming more antipathetic to the divisive nature of allowing an unbridled increase in societal enforced tolerance towards Islamic pressures.

That most Muslims are of an ethnic background, give a false impression that it is a racial matter.

We gradually accepted the immigration of other ethnic and racial types, from the Caribbean, Uganda, and many of our ex colonies, most of whom settled and adapted as they adopted the British cultural way of life, but it has been the immigration of certain peoples, along with their religious practices from Islamic dominated regions where the current rise in intolerance has developed.

To call it racial is a misnomer,

Unless and until these peoples reject their innate demand that it is WE who bends to their ways and cultural practices, the levels of intolerance towards them will simply escalate, until a day when it could well overflow into civic disturbance, especially in the areas already ghettoised as these folk become dominant and effectively force out our peoples who refuse to accept such dominance.
It needs to be made clear, that an unfortunate error is being made in classifying the current unrest felt by the native British, no matter their origination, as racial, when in fact the real problem is religion of a type we can never accept.;
To be more accurate, I suggest we are not getting any more racially intolerant, more we are however becoming more antipathetic to the divisive nature of allowing an unbridled increase in societal enforced tolerance towards Islamic pressures. That most Muslims are of an ethnic background, give a false impression that it is a racial matter. We gradually accepted the immigration of other ethnic and racial types, from the Caribbean, Uganda, and many of our ex colonies, most of whom settled and adapted as they adopted the British cultural way of life, but it has been the immigration of certain peoples, along with their religious practices from Islamic dominated regions where the current rise in intolerance has developed. To call it racial is a misnomer, Unless and until these peoples reject their innate demand that it is WE who bends to their ways and cultural practices, the levels of intolerance towards them will simply escalate, until a day when it could well overflow into civic disturbance, especially in the areas already ghettoised as these folk become dominant and effectively force out our peoples who refuse to accept such dominance. It needs to be made clear, that an unfortunate error is being made in classifying the current unrest felt by the native British, no matter their origination, as racial, when in fact the real problem is religion of a type we can never accept.; varteg1
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11:04am Wed 28 May 14

welshmen says...

varteg1 wrote:
To be more accurate, I suggest we are not getting any more racially intolerant, more we are however becoming more antipathetic to the divisive nature of allowing an unbridled increase in societal enforced tolerance towards Islamic pressures.

That most Muslims are of an ethnic background, give a false impression that it is a racial matter.

We gradually accepted the immigration of other ethnic and racial types, from the Caribbean, Uganda, and many of our ex colonies, most of whom settled and adapted as they adopted the British cultural way of life, but it has been the immigration of certain peoples, along with their religious practices from Islamic dominated regions where the current rise in intolerance has developed.

To call it racial is a misnomer,

Unless and until these peoples reject their innate demand that it is WE who bends to their ways and cultural practices, the levels of intolerance towards them will simply escalate, until a day when it could well overflow into civic disturbance, especially in the areas already ghettoised as these folk become dominant and effectively force out our peoples who refuse to accept such dominance.
It needs to be made clear, that an unfortunate error is being made in classifying the current unrest felt by the native British, no matter their origination, as racial, when in fact the real problem is religion of a type we can never accept.;
**** footing again, Islam is the problem, they don't do democracy, if Governments don't address this massive threat to our country there will be a civil war, even the Labour Parties last traitor Tony Blair reported that the biggest threat the World has is Islamic radicals, as we all know the moderates will soon do what the radicals say, because as else where they kill them if they don't step into line....bring our Armies home, sort this mess out....
[quote][p][bold]varteg1[/bold] wrote: To be more accurate, I suggest we are not getting any more racially intolerant, more we are however becoming more antipathetic to the divisive nature of allowing an unbridled increase in societal enforced tolerance towards Islamic pressures. That most Muslims are of an ethnic background, give a false impression that it is a racial matter. We gradually accepted the immigration of other ethnic and racial types, from the Caribbean, Uganda, and many of our ex colonies, most of whom settled and adapted as they adopted the British cultural way of life, but it has been the immigration of certain peoples, along with their religious practices from Islamic dominated regions where the current rise in intolerance has developed. To call it racial is a misnomer, Unless and until these peoples reject their innate demand that it is WE who bends to their ways and cultural practices, the levels of intolerance towards them will simply escalate, until a day when it could well overflow into civic disturbance, especially in the areas already ghettoised as these folk become dominant and effectively force out our peoples who refuse to accept such dominance. It needs to be made clear, that an unfortunate error is being made in classifying the current unrest felt by the native British, no matter their origination, as racial, when in fact the real problem is religion of a type we can never accept.;[/p][/quote]**** footing again, Islam is the problem, they don't do democracy, if Governments don't address this massive threat to our country there will be a civil war, even the Labour Parties last traitor Tony Blair reported that the biggest threat the World has is Islamic radicals, as we all know the moderates will soon do what the radicals say, because as else where they kill them if they don't step into line....bring our Armies home, sort this mess out.... welshmen
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5:23pm Wed 28 May 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

Just a cursory 'googling' of *9/11 attacks* will demonstrate that they have also fuelled a lot of bizarre, insane and quite frankly disgusting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories - although you'll rarely hear the cringe-worthily snobby anti-Semitic liberal pseudo-intellectual bourgeoisie admit to that.
Just a cursory 'googling' of *9/11 attacks* will demonstrate that they have also fuelled a lot of bizarre, insane and quite frankly disgusting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories - although you'll rarely hear the cringe-worthily snobby anti-Semitic liberal pseudo-intellectual bourgeoisie admit to that. Katie Re-Registered
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12:37pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Minty Fresh says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
Just a cursory 'googling' of *9/11 attacks* will demonstrate that they have also fuelled a lot of bizarre, insane and quite frankly disgusting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories - although you'll rarely hear the cringe-worthily snobby anti-Semitic liberal pseudo-intellectual bourgeoisie admit to that.
Yes absolutely correct and not just anti-Semitic conspiracy nonsense. Crack pots all over the world are still peddling the ridiculous notion that al-Qaeda DIDN'T carry out the attacks, claiming they were instead ordered by the Bush Administration or New World Order or the Illuminati etc etc. These morons, known as 9/11 truthers, have no facts, no evidence and no proof of a single thing they claim, yet if you go over onto YouTube and type in 9/11 you will see these idiots posting their rubbish in the comments section of every video, claiming it was all an inside job blah blah blah. These people are actually just delusional and paranoid fools too stupid to research what happened on 9/11 beyond a conspiracy website that wants you to "donate" to their "cause". They say a fool and his money are soon parted. No wonder the high profile "ringleaders" of the laughably named "truth movement" are doing so well from their cash cow.
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: Just a cursory 'googling' of *9/11 attacks* will demonstrate that they have also fuelled a lot of bizarre, insane and quite frankly disgusting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories - although you'll rarely hear the cringe-worthily snobby anti-Semitic liberal pseudo-intellectual bourgeoisie admit to that.[/p][/quote]Yes absolutely correct and not just anti-Semitic conspiracy nonsense. Crack pots all over the world are still peddling the ridiculous notion that al-Qaeda DIDN'T carry out the attacks, claiming they were instead ordered by the Bush Administration or New World Order or the Illuminati etc etc. These morons, known as 9/11 truthers, have no facts, no evidence and no proof of a single thing they claim, yet if you go over onto YouTube and type in 9/11 you will see these idiots posting their rubbish in the comments section of every video, claiming it was all an inside job blah blah blah. These people are actually just delusional and paranoid fools too stupid to research what happened on 9/11 beyond a conspiracy website that wants you to "donate" to their "cause". They say a fool and his money are soon parted. No wonder the high profile "ringleaders" of the laughably named "truth movement" are doing so well from their cash cow. Minty Fresh
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