The price will be in hard cash, or political capital. Or both.
London is not the racial melting pot many assume
White Britons are the least likely of all ethnic groups to socialise with other races, a new survey has revealed. The study
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I don't want to just have difficult conversations; I also want to have positive conversations. Too often there is a tendency to only focus on the problems experienced by Muslim women and girls. Little or no attention is paid to their successes and achievements.
The success of this Review will be judged by implementation of its proposals in an inclusive and compassionate way so as to avoid further suspicion, mistrust and segregation.
Louise Casey Is Right To Set The Cat Among The Pigeons On Integration - But We Are Still Waiting For Real Solutions
Ploughing in and tackling this thorny issue is surely a good first step. Shaking the usual suspects out of their satisfied clichés will revivify the debate; these pigeons could do with a some cats being set among them. But this on its own will not be enough. It will take hard work, concrete granular action and a way to make the debate less hysterical before integration in Britain finally moves on.
Government-backed Casey review recommends that schools should teach integration as part of the curriculum to halt the spread of racism and extremism.
I will not allow this report to be used to vilify my community as if all Muslims are the same - they are not and it's not what it says. I will use its findings to make sure I am not turning a blind eye to attitudes and cultures in my community that mean that some who live on my street are held back, hidden or isolated. I'll do exactly the same for all no matter what community they are from.
Louise Casey's review needs to make the case for an integrated society more powerfully than ever before. We have to listen and to act on what she recommends - because choirs like the Sacred Sounds can only do so much.