is counterproductive to try to remove prejudice - Legislation can’t make
people like each other. It is
best to ignore or play down racial prejudice - besides, coloured people
are just as prejudice as us.
is based on ignorance and misunderstanding.
It can be removed by personal contacts and provision of
information, and generally encouraging inter-cultural understanding and
is not synonymous with racism, and the latter generates unjust structures
and procedures. Racism can
only be combated by dismantling such structures and procedures.
or The Law
British way of life should be upheld, and immigrants should ‘do as the
Romans do’. If immigrants
children and their parents learned the British way of life, and to speak
English, they would face less prejudice and discrimination.
Legislation or social policies that give concessions to coloured
people would be divisive and would stretch the tolerance of the British
people. That said, all people
should be treated the same.
should recognise and affirm the right of all minorities to maintain their
religions, languages, cultures etc. and suitable interpreting services
ought to be available at the point of service delivery.
While cultural diversity should be celebrated as enriching the
British way of life, as is natural, the norms of the majority will prevail
over the long term.
is needed to combat direct and indirect discrimination.
Black peoples’ particular needs must be communicated to decision
makers, and legitimate needs met. Power
and decision-making must be shared, not concentrated in the hands of a few
people. Black people need
their share of positions of authority as well as to be seen to exercise
that power. Social policies,
provision and the law need to confirm that Black people are within the
mainstream of a society that is diverse and heterogeneous.