Before the fifties, immigration was not a real problem. But with the emergence of the economic crisis, people's anger was transferred to immigrants, who were the target of xenophobia, discrimination and drastic control of entry in Great Britain. However, in contrast to hatred which was exacerbated by some politicians - following Powell's example -, others were hopeful of gathering people from all origins in a united nation. Is the evolution of behaviors towards immigrants, from the sixties to the nineties, indicative of an improvement?
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1/ Negative views which stay firmly rooted in people's mind:
a- A constant distrust
b- Are cops racist? (Police institutional racism)
d- Racial prejudice
e- A failed integration?
f- A renewed nationalism?
2/ Positive changes which foster optimism:
a- The academic success of immigrants' descendants
b- Growing acceptance of colored people (integration)
c- The British "melting-pot»?
d- Assertion of cultural diversity
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Lucie P.EtudianteSociologieImmigrants in the UK - 50s/90s