Skip to comments.White People 'A Minority By 2027' (UK)
Posted on 08/30/2007 7:17:13 PM PDT by blam
White people 'a minority by 2027'
By Christopher Hope, Home Affairs Correspondent
Last Updated: 2:56am BST 31/08/2007
White people living in the UK's second biggest city are likely to find themselves in a minority in 20 years' time, according to researchers.
Birmingham is likely to become a minority white city in 2027
A team of demographers from Manchester University has claimed that the number of white people living in Birmingham will be overtaken by the number of those with other ethnic origins by 2027.
The news came as it emerged that 35 towns and cities in Britain have at least one ward which is "minority white".
And experts have already forecast that Leicester could become the first city in which white people are a minority in four years' time.
Ludi Simpson, a social statistician at Manchester University, said the Pakistani population in Birmingham was likely to double by 2026, but with two-thirds of this increase due to the relatively younger age profile of Pakistanis, rather than increased immigration.
Dr Simpson said: "The overall picture is one of rapid natural growth plus some immigration, mainly of young spouses.
"Birmingham is likely to become a minority white city in 2027, but a diverse one in which the white population remains more than twice the size of the Pakistani population which is predicted to become one fifth of the district's population by then."
But hopes that different ethnic groups could assimilate into a "common identity" in towns and cities were dismissed by Dr Sullivan as "utopian in quite a dangerous way" and "completely unrealistic".
He added that the suburbs, rather than town and city centres were the "sites of real tension".
"Lack of affordable housing, poor environments and anti-social behaviour are the issues, not ethnic composition nor segregation itself," he said.
Nissa Finney, also from Manchester University, told the Royal Geographical Society's annual conference that 35 towns and cities in Britain had at least one ward which was "minority white". These included Birmingham, Burnley, Slough, Peterborough, Bolton and Derby, as well as Brent, Tower Hamlets, Ealing and Newham within London.
Miss Finney said the increasing proportion of non-whites in these wards was more linked with "natural population dynamics" like moving areas to be nearer family or friends, than with immigration.
She told the conference: "Clustering is the result of benign and natural population dynamics. There is no evidence of self-segregation or exceptional 'white flight'."
Trevor Phillips, the chairman of the Commission for Equality and Human Rights, said that "tough decisions" will have to be made as some more areas become "plural cities" where no one race holds a majority.
Mr Phillips said: "Events across Europe have shown how segregation breeds mistrust and fracture.
"The benefits of plural cities can be great, but we need to look at the future and act responsibly."
I’m betting that we won’t be seeing a lot of “liberal brown guilt” floating around anytime after 2027.
It’s true, The Brits are playing DOWN the Muslim problem.
A neighbor of mine, her best friend is married to a Brit and living over there. His health is failing. She has made no bones about it that when he does, she’s coming home to the U.S.. Their friends are also in the process of leaving.
One can either be a rat or a cat. No harm in either. Populations will adjust either way. It’s just the way of things.
Silly me. I thought white was a minority anyway. Sure, in some countries, they have the majority for the time being, but world wide they don’t even come close.
So what’s going to happen when white IS the minority? I’d love to see the affirmative action folks try reconcile this one.
I’m really ticked that the major grocery store here in LA remodeled ... with the credit card swiper about 6 inches lower than before. You have to be a midget!
4,000 a month leaving? I think it will be much sooner than that.
what a world we are leaving our children.
How long before “working people” become a minority in the UK?
Not all bad. When they become a minority they’ll be able to burn cars, blow up trains and live off the State for free.
When do I get my lifestyle funded by the MAJORITY. Can I get rich by the new race baiting? I know there is someone out there who hates me.
The Empire has come home.
Funny, I was a minority at Six Flags in New Jersey this past weekend. No doubt about it.
Whites were easily outnumbered by Mexicans and blacks. By far.
May have just been that park, but it’s happening here, too.
How valid is this because of the “one drop rule”
all mixed children are pigeon holed as non-white.
We also have the new phenomenon of now ethinic groups are equated with the three races.
See this post:
Detroit is around 90% vs. 10% these days. Glad I moved to the burbs.
Very interesting. I never thought much about that, but I don’t doubt your scenario won’t come to pass.
Prevailing thought is already that whites are the oppressors and that mindset will not change, even when they become the minority. They will not be acknowledged as such, those in power will still find excuses for oppressing them (us).
The UK as it has been for hundreds of years is dying. Within 50 years it will be dead. In 50 years the country will be under sharia law. Letting in so many people who want to destroy your way of life and then appeasing them at every turn under the guise of multiculturalism makes for certain disaster.