One in ten UK kids live in a mixed race family: Study

January 18th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan.18 (ANI): One in 10 children in the UK now lives in a mixed-race family, a major study has revealed, raising future hopes of a non-racist Britain.
According to The Observer, mixed-race relationships are now so common that some ethnic groups - starting with African-Caribbean - will virtually disappear.
Young people are six times more likely to be mixed-race as adults, the study says.
Lucinda Platt, author of the report and an academic at the Institute of Social and Economic Research at Essex University, describes the shift towards a mixed-race Britain as “dramatic”.
Half of all men in Britain who have Caribbean heritage and are in a relationship already have partners of a different race.
The same is true of one in five black African men, one in 10 Indian men and women and two out of five Chinese women.
One in five children belongs to an ethnic minority - a far higher proportion than among the adult population. (ANI)

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