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'Sleepwalking to segregation'?Challenging myths about race and migration$
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Nissa Finney

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420084

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420084.001.0001

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Challenging the myth that ‘So many minorities cannot be integrated’

Challenging the myth that ‘So many minorities cannot be integrated’

(p.73) 4 Challenging the myth that ‘So many minorities cannot be integrated’ (p.74)
'Sleepwalking to segregation'?

Nissa Finney

Ludi Simpson

Policy Press

This chapter investigates the claim that immigrants cannot be integrated because they place too great a burden on space, housing, and state resources. It considers the claim that problems are caused not only by increased numbers of people but by increased ethnic diversity. It argues that, on the contrary, immigrants and ethnic minorities take up less space and no more resources than others, and that ethnic diversity is not a burden but is one more dimension of difference that services handle democratically in the same way as gender and age. It aims to specify the immigrants and ethnic minorities referred to at each point, and to point out when the myth conflates concepts of different populations.

Keywords:   immigrants, ethnic diversity, ethnic minorities, burden, myth, resources

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