Mhambi has been redeployed.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Multiculturalism is Dead

The BBC reports that British PM Mr Blair today joined the growing European chorus against multiculturalism. He did say that "multicultural Britain" should not be dispensed with, adding: "On the contrary, we should continue celebrating it."

But he claimed the suicide bombings in London on 7 July last year had thrown the whole concept of a multiculturalism "into sharp relief".

"The right to be different, the duty to integrate: that is what being British means."

Mhambi can't but be amazed that one such an event can make for such a change in perspective. British police warned that it was only a matter of time, a bomb would explode, it would happen. Why had Mr. Blair not reappraised British multiculturalism earlier?

The Head of the British Commission of Racial equality, Trevor Phillips has already warned a few months ago that racial ghettos might develop in the UK.

"We are sleepwalking our way to segregation" he said.

One has to wonder where this change in European attitudes to multiculturalism leaves a truely multicultural country like South Africa?

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