White Britons ignored compared to ethnic minorities

November 28th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Nov 28 (IANS) White working-class people in Britain say they do not get a “fair deal” when compared to ethnic minorities, and are often “left last in line” when it comes to house allocation, a study revealed Monday.

Whites believe their views “are not listened to” when it comes to issues such as allocation of council houses, says the survey by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

The survey revealed whites had very little faith in central government and local council officials, and viewed “equality schemes” as being associated with political correctness, the Daily Mail reported.

The research focused on Aston in Birmingham, Canley in Coventry and Somers Town in London.

However, whites remain proud of their identity and the values they stand for, it said.

The research called for the allocation of resources to be done “transparently” in order to tackle accusations of unfairness and let people see how the system actually works.

They also highlighted the usefulness of street parties, festivals and places such as schools, pubs and shops when it comes to building better community links.

They said initiatives should not just be aimed at white working class people, but rather communities as a whole, in order to deliver the best results.

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