Related Articles. An ONS commentary explained: I was convinced there was a sinister media plot to psychologically degenerate the black community in Britain. Also, I think that tempers have cooled and the debate on multiculturalism in the UK has lost some of the steam it once had. Toggle navigation. Then on the other side, black families shown were often depicted as being dysfunctional, wrought with problems. Only one in 25 white people have settled down with someone from outside their own racial background.
Let's face it, in life we all have things that bother us one way or the other.
Love across the divide: interracial relationships growing in Britain
Black families on many American programmes also often showed two black couples and even though they did have their share of normal family problems, the disconnect was not as blatant as in the UK media. Telegraph on Facebook. In the UK however, multiculturalism and its real or imagined virtues were constantly being celebrated or berated by the media. The UK is becoming a racial melting pot with a surge in the number of relationships and marriages across ethnic dividing lines in the last decade, according to official figures. In Politics. I suppose I too fell in with the debate as my graduating theses back in was about the very same multiculturalism issue. Then on the other side, black families shown were often depicted as being dysfunctional, wrought with problems.