ERIC Number: ED183660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Some of My Best Friends... A Report on Race Relations Attitudes. Reference Series No. 8.
Community Relations Commission, London (England).
This report sets out the results of a survey of what people from majority and minority groups think about race relation matters in Britain. The main conclusions are: (1) The concentration of minorities in urban areas has had the result that half of the population still see the area where they live as "all white" and 9 out of 10 see it as "all white" or "mainly white." A very similar pattern applied to place of work. (2) White people's attitudes appeared to separate "immigration" from "race relations." They were generally hostile to immigration: but accepted, albeit reluctantly, that Britain is a multiracial country and showed willingness to learn to live with it. (3) Young white people were markedly more tolerant and optimistic than older people. (4) There was substantial agreement betweeen majority and minority group members on a very wide range of issues, including the assessment of the importance of discrimination and disadvantage in determining the situation of minorities in Britain. (5) There was a favorable reaction to suggestions for overcoming barriers created by language and cultural differences and for stronger anti-discrimination legislation. (Author/BV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Relations Commission, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)