The statistics, reported in Ethnicity in the 1991 Census, are a landmark in our understanding of contemporary British society - in particular, the tug-of-war between separation and assimilation. The census gives weight to the view that much public comment on racial matters is skewed by the "London factor" - what national journalists and politicians in the capital see around them gives a false picture of the country as a whole.About 45 per cent of all people from ethnic minority groups live in London, and one Londoner in five belongs to an ethnic minority.For a super-lively send off, ska or reggae music reverberates from gigantic speaker boxes while mourners drink from bottles of Dragon Stout beer or Styrofoam cups of ‘mannish water’ soup, made of the entrails, testicles and head of a goat.West Indian immigrants to the United States fare better than native-born African Americans on a wide array of economic measures, including labor force participation, earnings, and occupational prestige.Did you know that 40 per cent of young black men in Britain are married to, or live with, a white partner?The trend is less common on the other side of the sexual divide.
British Jamaicans may say of the dying that they are ‘travelling’ — travelling on to a better world.Charlie Phillips, a Jamaican-born photographer, has spent over half a century shooting Nine Night and other African Caribbean rites in his adopted London.a socially important document, reveals the British West Indian experience of death in all its pathos, occasional comedy and life-affirming sense of the funeral as essentially a fun-for-all.Canada, at the Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections-Scott Library. Also see; article yfile.Archives "the new home for memoir on race relations. I believe this article is very useful but I must comment that whilst it is true that some Caribbean males are "absent" from family lives, social factors such as colonialism, social class and race must be at the front of our minds in making this distinction.My thanks to Canada; for saving my family contribution for the next generation, because the country of my birth Jamaica, has no interest in my life story of struggle. Examining individual household would give a better reflection but poorer families appears to be less united.