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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 ‘Minorities do not want to integrate’

Challenging the myth that ‘Minorities do not want to integrate’

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'Sleepwalking to segregation'?

Nissa Finney

Ludi Simpson

Policy Press

This chapter asks whether there is a trend towards more same-ethnicity friendship groups and discusses what this can tell about desire for ethnic mixing. It considers housing aspirations of people from different ethnic groups to uncover the extent to which there is unwillingness to mix residentially. It also considers social attitudes and particularly whether there is a fear of mixing and fear of ethnic difference. It tackles the issue of whether school choice is creating ethnic segregation. It clarifies that this chapter is not disputing the need to reduce social conflict where it exists, but seeks to challenge the identification of segregation as a cause of conflict, and inward-looking retreat by minorities as a cause of segregation.

Keywords:   friendship groups, ethnic mixing, housing aspirations, social attitudes, ethnic difference, school choice, ethnic segregation, social conflict

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