‘Ethnic Majority’ Areas Growing, Says Report

David Barrett, Telegraph (London), May 6, 2013

Demos, the Left-wing think-tank, said its analysis of Census data for England and Wales showed ethnic minorities are concentrating in particular areas and white people are moving out.

The findings echo a phenomenon first seen in the mid-20th century United States–where it was dubbed “white flight”–which saw racially-mixed urban areas become predominantly black as affluent whites moved to the suburbs.

The research is significant because Demos, which was once closely linked with the previous Labour government which increased immigration to record levels, suggested ethnic minorities are becoming more isolated in British life rather than becoming more integrated in a “multi-cultural” Britain.

It found 4.6 million ethnic minority Britons–about 45 per cent of the country’s black and Asian population–are now living in areas where whites are in a minority.

Ten years ago just one million black and Asian people, or 25 per cent of the country’s then total ethnic minority population, lived in such communities, said Demos.

In the 2001 Census, 282 of the 8,850 council wards in England and Wales were classed as “high non-white” or “highest non-white” by Demos, but in the 2011 Census that figure had risen to 414.

David Goodhart, director of Demos said: “This has uncovered a really quite shocking level of concentration of the ethnic minority population, which means there is less opportunity for interaction with the white mainstream.”

Demos’s research said in minority-dominated areas new waves of immigrants such as Somalis take up housing vacated by established minorities, such as Afro-Caribbeans.

“This means a dissipation of ethnic concentrations, but also an increase in the number of people who have limited contact with white British people,” it said.

The paper attributed the changes to white British people choosing not to move to minority-dominated areas.

Trevor Phillips, a former chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality and its successor, described it as “majority retreat”.

Mr Phillips, who is now a Demos associate, said: “This very interesting piece of research reveals a number of vital findings about how people in England and Wales are living together.

“What ought to make us a little anxious is the ‘majority retreat’ it has unearthed – white people leaving minority-led areas and not returning – which isn’t good news for the cause of integration.”

The research by Eric Kaufmann, professor of politics at Birkbeck College, London, also showed some ethnic minorities are spreading out more into white-dominated parts of the country.

Black and Asian people are becoming less rare in provincial England because there are now fewer than 800 council wards that are more than 98 per cent white compared with more than 5,000 in 2001.

Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch said the findings were a sign that Britain is becoming more segregated.

He said: “This is extremely serious. It is undeniable evidence that we have indeed been sleepwalking into segregation as Trevor Phillips warned seven years ago and it is the clear result of Labour’s mass immigration policy.

“Public dismay at the pace of change in our communities largely explains why so many voted as they did in last week’s local elections.

“The case for a sharp reduction in immigration is now overwhelming; we cannot possibly integrate new arrivals on anything like the present scale.”

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  • Hey. to all of you Muslim Brits:
    I think it’s time to abolish the royal family, and replace them with one of your own. This country is dying faster than the Queen herself.
    Don’t worry about a thing, the white British will not do anything except finance your existence.

    • The__Bobster

      The Queen is useless. She actually stepped on Margaret Thatcher when she tried to do something about immigration.

      • David Ashton

        Reference please, Bobster. We do know that her mother did not show any enthusiasm for it.

    • Triarius

      This happened in “Camp of the Saints”. A book that was written before my time that was borderline Nostradomus/Edgar Cayce in its accuracy.

      • MarcusTrajanus

        “This happened in “Camp of the Saints”. A book that was written before my time that was borderline Nostradomus/Edgar Cayce in its accuracy.”

        Wait… that’s meant as praise?

  • The__Bobster

    Minorities are like locusts. They’ll move into an area and build up a critical mass while devastating it. Then they’ll move on to the next one.

  • Scott894398

    I might be able to muster some sympathy for the Brits if they didn’t send us Richard Reid, didn’t interfere in our elections, didn’t interfere in our justice system and didn’t complain endlessly about alleged U.S. support for Irish Republicans. But they do all of those things and more, so therefore they get nothing from me but my middle finger.

    • Gary

      so much for white solidarity

  • Sue

    “minority-dominated areas”

    There’s an oxymoron.

  • bigone4u

    There’s probably a tipping point, where an area goes from all white, to mixed, to all “minority” or close to it. I would guess that once an area is 25 percent minority, life becomes too difficult for whites to stay, assuming they can bear the cost to move out to a better area. In many zip codes of San Antonio, Texas, whites make up only one-third the population, with mostly Hispanics making up the rest. The outer ring of suburbs are booming, with new houses going up fast. However, to move there you’d better be able to spend $400,000 and up on a house. Minorities are already taking over $250,000 neighborhoods, so if you’re white and you prefer white neighbors and a peaceful lifestyle, then you’d better have the bucks.

    • HadEnough

      I think 25 percent is a good, average tipping-point estimate, rather higher for the East Asians and perhaps a good bit lower for the moolies. I friend of mine lives in a formerly very attractive 1920s rowhome neighborhood in our east coast city. The neighborhood is beginning to “turn,” mostly due to unscrupulous Jewish landlords renting to blacks. My pal can’t afford to move right now (the recession was not kind to him workwise), but he knows that every day that goes by puts his equity further at risk as the black proportion of the neighborhood slowly but surely increases (thereby in the long run making the “breakout” for him even ore difficult). The great First World conundrum. Look for it to reach breaking point across the white world in the next 50 years.

  • jambi19

    Looks like many new Detroits in the UK soon.

    • guest

      Detroit votes 99% Democratic. The Labour Party isn’t stupid.

      • jambi19

        Those who are stupid are the whites who vote labour/dem to preserve the welfare state while white culture is being simultaneously destroyed.

  • LHathaway

    so. . logically, whites in these area’s are ‘minorities’. So, by sheer numbers, just as many whites are ‘minorities’ in their neighborhood as there are people of color who find themselves minorities in their’s. Guess which group get’s treated better? Guess which group is loudly encouraged to be race-centric (and this consciousness raising is considered the highest for of enlightenment). Guess which groups is loudly denounce if there are even hints that something could possibly in any way be construed as race consciousness?

    Guess what the media will say about all this unfairness? They’ll find oppression, alright.

  • LHathaway

    “someone needs to tell us exactly what the perfect mix of people is and what happens when the white population is driven to single digits and there aren’t enough white people to mix with non-whites”.

    That’s called full-diversity. Finally an end to oppression. It will require mandatory celebrations.

  • KenelmDigby

    The irony is that the UK has created American levels of ghettoization without having a history of slavery.
    It only took the political geniuses who run the UK 50 years to achieve what it took the Americans nigh on 300 years to achieve. All signs point to the UK having a higher non-White population, (proportionately), than the USA, this century.
    An object lesson in how to ruin a nation in five easy pieces.

    • guest

      That’s what’s hilarious. We have a legacy of slavery here, and it’s hard to imagine the practicalities of pulling their citizenships and deporting them to Africa 200 years after their ancestors showed up.

      The UK had none of that. They had no reason to accept hordes of Nigerians, Pakistanis, Jamaicans and everyone else. They imported a disaster for no reason at all! And they could see clearly what a disaster we had in the US by the 1950s before they started their importations. Why why why. You could argue it’s because they had colonies, but then Sweden never had colonies of any significance and they’re vigorously importing as many Somalis as they can get onto a plane.

      The only thing I can think of is that their left-wing parties understood the key to eternal victory is to import a new electorate.

  • IKantunderstand

    On the one hand, it’s nice to see that the English who were once critical of race relations in the United(for now)States of America are reacting the exact same way as Whites in America. In fact, from everything I have read, those very same Europeans who have criticized America for her lack of acceptance of the colored races, are the first to run and hide from the “diversity” they were so keen on. Smug much? So, how is it working out for you in Sweden? Norway? Are you feeling superior to Americans, I mean more than you usually did? How are those neighborhoods working out in Malmo? OK, on the other hand, I want my race to FIGHT BACK !!!, and if that includes super smug Europeans, so be it.

    • LHathaway

      If a nation is already ‘diverse’ any claim that anti-immigration forces are ‘racist’ is just an admission that immigration itself is racist. That is, some groups more than others are immigrating – the only way objection to it could be considered racism.

      I’m reading a 1965 book by a British author right now, What Freud Really Said by David Stafford-Clark. Freud took note of how masses of people could closely identify with one central leader, like Adolph Hitler. An observation relevant to our future! The author then ties Hitler to modern ‘racists’. He writes,

      “How do they justify to themselves the John Birch Society of America, the Ku Klux Klan, our own outrages at Notting Hill, the propaganda which underlay some of the plitical campaigning in the 1964 General Election at Smethwich” They justify them by the two convenient mechanism of rationalization and projection. They rationalize their antipathy, not by acknowledging it to be basically entirely selfish, but by ascribing it to theri love of justice or their sense of reality. “It’s not just that they’re black (or Jewish – or Irish – r Dagos – or foreigners – or whatever they are) it’s that there’s no room for them here. We were here first, why should we let them into our schools, our hospitals. . . . We’re not prejudiced; but they’d be much better off wherever it is they came from.”

      The right of individuals to decide where they are to live and with whom they are to attempt to co-operate is clearly denied by this rationalization. It is then reinforced by projection. Anything which goes wrong in a area where unwelcome stranger have arrived is immediately blamed on them. . . One sees the same thing even to-day when an attempt is made to build a new prison, a mental hospital or even a training and rehabilitation centre for mentally backward children. “Why did they have to put that place here?” . . . stillbirths in a local maternity hospital in England were blamed upon a special centre for mentally backward children which had recently been opened nearby. “It was seeing those abnormal ones while they were pregnant that did it”

      I think the author is viewing those he doesn’t agree with as unpersons in this chapter of the book.. It’s a ridiculous example at the end with which he would attempt to tar all those he doens’t agree with the ‘abbarent’ thoughts of one person (who he want’s us to discount their opinion). Ridiculous. . but who knows? Since people are so hateful by nature (which Freud believed was party true), the author never considers that immigrants will also be hateful and negatively impact the older residence. Only whites (and those among them who are his inferiors) can be racist. This attitude that the author haughtily looks down on is much more prevalent among diversity

      This is sort of ‘magical thinking’ or hateful bigotry, is something much more prevalent among the innocent this ‘diversity’ this author is championing. A mother, an individual, is never responsible for the bad things that happen to them – we should always respect their feelings and blame something else. If something bad happens to them, whatever strange thing they believe we must accept and encourage. at least for diversity. If they’re unhappy it must be the fault of ‘racism’ and anyone countervailing notion express is ‘insensitive’ Whatever they say, we just agree and support them.

      There’s some truth to what the author says in this chapter but it is a good example of European smugness. Europeans are going to have to change their tune, stop hating us ignorant whites beneath them, support us and humor us, or they are going to die.

      • David Ashton

        Stafford-Clark thinks that people have a perfect right to move into other people’s neighborhoods or countries and radically change them against the wishes or interests of the people already living there, while the existing residents have no right to prevent or protest such developments.

      • Orion_Blue

        Something this man!’s status protects him from, is the selfishness of those who see themselves as entitled to land on our doorstep demanding all manner of entitlements that are denied to the majority of the native born, who’s family goes back countless generations.

        These smug upper-class privileged types simply look down their noses at the less advantaged.

        Anti-racism from the white upper strata is good old fashioned class antagonism. This has to go back at least as far a Victorian times.

  • Berek Halfhand


    We should not have fought the Second World War.

  • Years ago before computers there was a full page ad in a magazine, like Newsweek, which
    I read on a regular basis. The add was showing us how the world
    would look in x years as all the races were to be mixed. Then
    we would have a Mongrel World with no hope for mankind at all.

    Jos 23:7 “That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among
    you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to
    swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them: 8 But
    cleave unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this day.”
    God does not want His people mixing up with all those “minority” nations, etc.

  • HadEnough

    “What ought to make us a little anxious is the ‘majority retreat’ it has unearthed – white people leaving minority-led areas and not returning – which isn’t good news for the cause of integration.” — Trevor Phillips, Grand Puba, Commission for Racial Equality.

    So it’s Whitey’s fault, as usual. I tell you what would be excellent for the “cause of integration”: no more bloody foreigners. I have yet to hear anybody, anywhere, say precisely WHY whites should integrate. What’s in it for us? If a homeless bum invites himself into my house, am I expected to move the furniture around to suit him? It ought to be the same with white countries too.

  • Ella

    Looking at integration, we don’t have much in common–plainly have cultural and educational differences. Many new immigrants don’t speak any English or prefer not to learn our language readily. Most immigrants ignore us and show no interest in OUR culture. What REALLY do we have in common with 3rd world immigrants? They also add more crowded conditions driving up prices, taxes and cost-of-living for locals.

  • Magician

    “Ethnic Majority Areas Growing”

    Yeah and the sky is blue. Hasn’t it been that way for the past three or four decades pretty much in every white countries?

  • Orion_Blue

    I note that there is no colour-coded map of the UK indicating demographic profiles across the regions. Perhaps you just have to follow the money, again.