Multiculturalism in Reverse as Teenagers Buck the Trend Towards Integration

John Bingham, Telegraph (London), June 29, 2014

Decades of efforts to promote multiculturalism have gone into reverse, major new research showing teenagers are no more likely to mix with people from other racial backgrounds than those 40 years older suggests.

The study, which analyses the social lives of almost 4,300 people from 13 to 80, shows that a clear trend towards each successive generation becoming more integrated than the one before breaks down when it comes to under-18s.

Despite growing up in more diverse society than ever before at a time when mass migration has transformed the make-up of Britain, today’s teenagers have almost 30 per cent fewer friends from other ethnic backgrounds than people in their 20s and early 30s.

Overall the analysis, designed by experimental psychologists at Oxford University, found that the current generation of teenagers show similar levels of social segregation as middle aged people.

The surprise finding emerges from the first phase of research by the Social Integration Commission, a study backed by charities and business to examine the impact of increasing diversity in Britain.

It comes in the week that new figures from the Office for National Statistics showed that the UK has seen the fastest population growth in Europe over the last decade, gaining as many people in that time than in the entire previous generation.

The first report from the commission, due to be published later this week, will set how closely people of different classes and generations mix in modern Britain.

But initial results seen by The Sunday Telegraph highlight concerns about the level of integration along racial lines among the youngest age-group.

On average teenagers have only around half as many social interactions with people from other backgrounds as might be expected, given the area in which they live.

Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts, who chaired the commission, said it raised “serious questions” about the ability of schools to properly integrate young people from different backgrounds who rub shoulders together in the corridors every day.

“This issue will not rectify itself, and requires urgent attention to promote better integration among young people when they are at a particularly formative moment in their development,” he said.

The conclusions were based on a sample of 4,269 people interviewed by Ipsos MORI. Each person was asked to describe recent social gatherings they had attended and asked to give details of who was present and their relationship to them.

Researchers then analysed the make-up of each person’s circle of friends and acquaintances and compared it with the profile of the area in which they lived. Each was then given a notional integration score, based on how closely their friendship circle matches the ethnic, age and class make-up of their neighbourhood.

Pensioners were the least integrated overall, while those aged 18 to 34 were the most, with an average of 65 per cent as many social interactions with people from different ethnic backgrounds as might be expected for where they lived if ethnicity was irrelevant.

By contrast those aged 17 and under had less than half (47 per cent) the number of social interactions outside their own background as might be expected.

Their average score was similar to those in the 35 to 54 age-group, 44 per cent.

“Today’s findings reveal a striking lack of mixing among the youngest in our society,” said Mr Taylor.

“This raises serious questions about the lack of integration in Britain’s education system, yet also suggests that certain institutions, such as higher education, have a positive effect on people’s propensity to mix.”

He said the aim of the study was not to support “social engineering” but find ways to “nudge” people to mix more closely.

The fact that those between the ages of 18 and 34 are significantly more integrated than other age groups suggests that universities and colleges offer a more natural way of mixing people than schools or other social settings.

“This isn’t a report about telling people off,” he said.

“Lots of research shows that it is perfectly natural for birds of a feather to flock together.

“But what we would also say is that because we believe integration is a good thing and because Britain is becoming more diverse by ethnicity, age, income and social class we need to look at what steps we might take to overcome that natural tendency.

“None of the commissioners is going to be advocating wholesale social engineering or naming and shaming people but we think that there are things that can be done, things which people would be happy to do which would just give them that little nudge.

“The fact that it looks like colleges and universities are places that encourage integration better than schools is an indication that maybe there are things that we could so.”

But he added that what is not clear is whether the lower levels of integration shown by the teenagers mean they will not mix more closely later in life. Only a further study in the future, tracking a sample of people over a longer period would establish that, he said.

The Commission was set up by The Challenge Network, a charity which runs the National Citizen Service.

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  • Anna Tree

    I hope this is true and the trend only get stronger, it is so sad to see where I live, so many (a third?) of whites in their 20s in mixed marriage with mixed children. We have lost a generation but the new one maybe has rejected the brainwashing because of just living it.

    • Anna Tree

      We don’t need no integration,
      we don’t need no thought control,
      no dark sarcasms in the classrooms.

      Teacher, leave them kids alone.
      Hey, teacher! Leave them kids alone!
      All in all it`s just an other brick in the wall.

      We don’t need no integration,
      we don’t need no gov control,
      no dark sarcasms in the classrooms.

      • Pro_Whitey

        You have made some good use of that song, which I otherwise loathe.

        • Mike Lane

          I know Pink Floyd is filled with hippies, but I still love the meaning of the song. It’s more relevant in modern context than it was when they wrote it.

        • Anna Tree

          Didn’t have to change “no dark sarcasms in the classroom”…

    • Mary

      A third? That’s stunning! I can only imagine you live in a major metro area with a large minority population. I have never seen this level anywhere.

      • Anna Tree

        Big Northern city and yes more and more immigrants here, but it seems the minority wives were born or raised here. I wrote more info in my response to Magician.

    • Magician

      What city do you live in? And what are some of the most common types of mixed marriages?

      • Anna Tree

        I think it’s the neighborhood: middle-class to upper middle-class. A few white black couples but many white Filipina and white Chinese. Mostly white men, maybe more are older than their wives but some are young (they had the choice.) Kids are Elementary school age. The young couples are new comers to the community, or are coming back to the community they lived as kids.

        I was sad when I reported the one third. I so much want to be optimist. I really hope the new marriable generation won’t fall for the liberal leftist lies and not miscegenate.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Well, there’s your problem. The White girls are drunk on Sheryl Sandberg’s man-hater Kool-Aid. Don’t expect White men to blunt the feminist scourge, Anna. Men protest by walking away. They don’t shriek and wave signs and belly ache. They walk away and marry non-white women with traditional values. White men can’t fight that battle. White women have to.

          Where are the anti-TED-talks shouting down those man-hating monsters like Hanna Rosin?

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Another rebel Semite without a (valid) cause.

            Hanna Rosin: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in drag.
            .

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Their DNA originates from the fanaticism epicenter of the world called ancient Khazaria.
            .

          • Anna Tree

            Suicidal homicidal genocidal women. A traitor not only to the whites but to the women: the end of the men is the end of the women.

            She brainwashed women to an ideology that harms their husbands and targets their kids. I said in the past that those women reminds me of those ants whose brains have been took over by parasites.

          • Nimadan

            That’s exactly right. An amazing number of the White guys I know who have married Hispanic or Asian women chose partners with very traditional values. The same trend appears, though not as strongly, among White women who marry Hispanic or Muslim males. Male or female, these Whites invariably detest post-modern sex roles, ie relationships characterized by shrewish women dominating effeminate men.

          • Anna Tree

            Yes, I agree it is a big problem, not the only one sadly.

            My husband and I are teaching our children to be good white people, and that means good white men and women.

        • Magician

          Thanks for your response. Your observations are very similar to mine in my area. Yes, the most common type of interracial relationships I see in my area is also WM – AF. The WF-AF couples also clearly and easily outnumber interracial couples involving a white female.

          (And some white men here scream and express their sadness when they see a white woman dating interracially)

          And as you stated, roughly half of all Asian women in the arms of white men, are from Philippines or other developing West Asian countries. Philippino people are a mix of a variety of ancestries such as Spanish, black, Chinese and so on. A few Philippino people I met, had Spanish lastnames.

          I hope those white boys are aware that some girls from developing Asian countries are simply using him as a cheap method to gain American citizenship….. and then when she gains it, you never know what she will do, now that she does not need him any more.

          • Anna Tree

            Filipino are a mixed of Mongoloids/Caucasian with Australoids…
            Australoids are said to be the descendants of the first wave out of
            Africa, 20,000 years before the second wave that was 50,000 years ago. They
            went east following the coast and mate with local homonids (like the
            Caucasians and Asians mate with Neanderthals).

            Indonesians, Guinea
            Papuans and Australian Arborigenes are Australoids. Most Filipinos are more Australoids than Mongoloids or Caucasian.

    • gemjunior

      From your lips to God’s ears – I hope that even if we’ve lost a generation like you say, that it will backfire so badly young whites will become really racially conscious. Or wayciss, I will take either one and be satisfied.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        If you get any more wayciss, om gonna call duh Poll-eece on my sail foam.

  • MekongDelta69

    Wow – Two ‘feel-good’ articles on AmRen in two days.

    Waddya tryin’ ta do? Bring smiles to our faces?!

    • TruthBeTold

      Yes, it’s a good story.

      Unfortunately there are those who see this as a problem that needs to be corrected with more integration, more interaction, more diversity, and more immigrants.

      Watch for more programs and initiative to be implemented.

      • JDInSanD

        I like the 1984 language they use:

        efforts to “promote” multiculturalism
        “properly” integrate
        will not “rectify” itself
        “requires urgent attention”
        “promote better integration”
        at a “particularly formative moment” in their development
        “a striking lack of mixing”
        “raises serious questions”
        find ways to “nudge” people to mix (Note: Their quotes, not mine)
        we need to look at what “steps we might take” to “overcome” that “natural tendency”
        there are “things that can be done”, things which people would be “happy” to do which would just give them that “little nudge”

        • AndrewInterrupted

          I especially like the standard response from the social engineers, in 1984-speak, when the same square peg doesn’t fit into the same round hole, the talking point response is:

          “…We will have to re-double our efforts…”

          That one always gets me rolling in the aisles. If I had a nickel….

          • RonanTheLibtardian

            Why does this square peg always fall from this round hole??

        • TruthBeTold

          Yes, they will use these finding to tweak their brainwashing, indoctrination programs to increase their effectiveness and efficiency .

          We are lab rats.

  • David Ashton

    Given the multicult fashion, school brainwashing and social mixture, this is a promising sign.

    • TruthBeTold

      It’s promising but this ‘problem’ is likely to drive the ‘progressive’ left mad. It won’t be long before you hear them screaming for more programs to teach tolerance, inclusion, and integration.

      It’s the motto of the left; ‘never let a crisis go to waste’.

      • David Ashton

        True enough, but eventually the social psychopathology will reach its own limit and go bang.

        • TruthBeTold

          As Jared Taylor likes to quote, ‘you can beat back nature with a stick but she always returns.’

          While I believe this to be true the political forces working to oppose nature are pervasive and well aligned.

          The Soviet Union took about 100 years to fail but not before doing great damage with old thinking that still affects people and political thinking today.

          Civil Rights has now evolved into Human Rights. It’s going to take a great deal to untangle the mess of ‘progressive’ liberal ideology which has infected every mode of thought and political action.

          Can it be done? Yes but not without a great deal of rancor, push back, and outright hostility and violence.

          • LHathaway

            “you can beat back nature with a stick but she always returns”.

            There’s a good one for ya. I bet Mr. Taylor is proud of that one. (Sarcasm off).

      • Mike Lane

        Programs only go so far until nature smashes them over the head with reality. Boy am I excited to see the future. The future is bright….. and it is ours.

      • Martel

        The left is dead.

        • Sangraal

          Better do as the Night’s Watch do and burn it so it doesn’t get back up again…

        • Kenner

          Someone tell them.

        • David Ashton

          Dead but it won’t lie down. A sharp kick in the head is still needed. (Note to the UK Criminal Prosecution Service surveillance team: this is a metaphor.)

          • Martel

            The left requires quite a few of those metaphorical kicks to the head. Reality has surpassed the lies of the left though, it has become clear that the core assumptions of multiculturalist ideology do not match with reality. The death spasms we see shouldn’t be mistaken for signs of life.

  • Truthseeker

    What?? You mean people are tribal by nature? I would never have thought!

  • Luca

    Newsflash: After seven decades of experimentation and $645 billion in research, social scientists discover that people like their own kind.

    Shocking I tell you, simply shocking.

  • All it means is that white Britons under 18 are feeling the brunt of the diversity storm.

    The first paragraph so heartens me. Two and a half generations of diversity as pretty much official established state religion and all the money poured into the equality project has been a substantive failure.

    • Sick of it

      Under 18s in America have been thrust into a similar situation. They aren’t buying the lies. People comfortably segregated may buy the lies. People living in nice all white suburbs might buy the lies, but kids thrown into schools filled with these monsters see the truth every single day.

  • Steven Barr

    One of the blessings about Muslim/Sikh/Hindu immigrants (there certainly aren’t many!) is that many of them, unlike Blacks and East Asians, have a strong aversion to intermarriage.

    • David Ashton

      Some Muslims find white girls easy meat, but then miniskirts are a red rag to a bull.

      • rightrightright

        The Kuffar breathing in and out is a red rag to a bull.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      Muslims may be strongly averse to intermarriage, but they do enjoy molesting and pimping out white girls.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Yeah, in the UK.
        And the Brit pussies do nothing.
        Is there something in the water over there??

        • David Ashton

          Just a degenerate popular culture. I believe a comment suggesting that some of our white girls are sexually provocatove has been deleted, but that also is a fact. Matches and gunpowder. The police are under restrictions in Britain that you do not have in the USA.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Vote and change that.
            America’s decline isn’t far behind.
            Sad when you have to pray for meteors.

          • David Ashton

            Our election system itself is a problem. Decades ago Chesterton said a vote in Britain is a one-way ticket on a blocked line, and it is far worse today. We can only do our best with limited resources, and must not stop when we get to the last hurdle.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Their was a Brit who spoke eloquently at the AmRen conference this year. I watched the video.

          • David Ashton

            Thank you. We aren’t dead yet.

    • Anna Tree

      I wish you were right, but it seems to me regarding the muslims, that they make the girls convert to islam. And even when they don’t, the kids are muslims.

  • Ernest

    Let’s hope this is true.

    Long live the West!

  • me

    Bye, bye, diversity. Hello, tribalism. White ‘multicultural’ fatigue is here, and it ain’t going to be pretty…..

    • JDInSanD

      They’re already re-branding multiculturalism as a “rich mosaic” in Canada.

      It’s kind of like saying “I meant to do that” when you fall on your face.

  • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

    I’d like to think this is white kids waking up. But it could the kids of high-fertility unassimilable Muslim colonists that are jacking up the resist-integration numbers in the teen and under cohort.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Yeah, I didn’t think of that. You’re right, it’s probably an Islam root cause, which is why the media is muddling around that angry elephant in standing in the room with them. The religion of peace would likely behead them for saying so. Peacefully behead them, mind you.

  • Ellis Kurtz

    Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts, who chaired the commission, said it raised “serious questions” about the ability of schools to properly integrate young people from different backgrounds who rub shoulders together in the corridors every day.

    “This issue will not rectify itself, and requires urgent attention to promote better integration among young people when they are at a particularly formative moment in their development,” he said.

    Life imitates Orwell.

  • Magician

    A couple of interesting things I saw today

    A group of native Swedes just protested, and successfully halted the plan to bring in refugee kids (all adult men in reality) to their area

    thelocal[dot]se/20140702/swedes-protest-refugee-residence

    And attached below this post are a photo of the 2014 Swiss football team and the 2014 French football team

    • Katherine McChesney

      Are the Swiss the White team.

      • Magician

        hm not really

        • David Ashton

          Long legs x international money.

          Come back Stanley Matthews, even your Berlin salute is forgiven.

  • guest

    The laws of Nature > multicultural ideology

  • John R

    This doesn’t surprise me at all. The older generations grew up in a White dominated society, where the blacks, mostly, had to behave themselves. Now, with growing numbers, the racism of minorities is becoming more obvious. So, of course young Whites are sticking with their own kind. The best cure for multiculturalism is contact with black people on a daily basis to experience how they really are. I know this article is about Britain, but I think the same thing is happening in the United States as well. There are few true believers in the multicultural paradise anymore.

  • willbest

    I don’t know why this should surprise anybody. People gravitate towards the familiar. When you only have two Muhammad in a grade by necessity they will need to integrate. But when there are 15 or 20, they don’t need to bother forming relationships outside their own kind.

  • IKUredux

    Although they don’t mention the teens they are referring to, I am hoping it is the Whites. Usually, when there is whining about attitudes to integration, etc. it is always, ALWAYS about Whites. Has there ever been a race so studied and dissected (by other Whites, because frankly, no other race would have thought to study this) for racial attitudes, the development of racial attitudes, and the “cure” for said racial attitudes. Give me a fing break!! Frankly, as we are the dominant race of the planet, we don’t need to explain ourselves to ANYONE!!! All you other races need to f off. And, our so called leaders of Western countries, need to watch their steps. We Whites around the world are fing tired of Whites being made to be the “bad guys”, particularly, when certain “whites” actually told the races of the world we are to blame. Come on now, they are all way too stupid to have thought of it themselves. Seriously? We are so smart that we have devised our own destruction? Don’t know who put you guys in charge,but, clearly, this shiite is gonna change.

    • FransSusan

      “….we don’t need to explain ourselves to ANYONE!!!” Amen!

  • Mark Hillyard

    “maybe there are things that we could so.” And why is it other peoples business who I associate with. I really prefer to associate with people of my own race. Talk about nosy busy bodies.

  • M.Magog

    Teenagers just don’t feel they have to lie like the generation ahead of them. They have decided that multiculti means their their disenfranchisement, their loss of their nation and eventually their extermination. They are not taking the BS , just not going to have any of it. There is a change coming up through the pipeline. All of the multiculti guard of today will either be imprisoned or executed in about ten or 15 years.

    • FransSusan

      I hope you’re right but I fear it’s wishful thinking on our part. I wonder if the US government will allow that to happen. We’ve been forced by the US government at gunpoint for over 50 years into associating with—living with, working with, supporting this non-civilizable race.

  • Singingbird1

    I am from Britain and I have to admit that I positively avoid other foreign cultures.They have got their own Countries so why are these foreigners in my Country?
    That’s positive discrimination because I positively avoid them.

    • newscomments70

      I used to be interested in other cultures and languages, but when it is being shoved down my throat, against my will, I want to do the exact opposite.

  • newscomments70

    “TV commercials and movies are full of light-skinned Blacks (and other mixed-race role models” Complain to the networks and ad agencies. It works.