Yes - David Cameron in 2011 said "State multiculturalism has
failed", arguing it has led to Islamic radicalisation.
In the same speech he argued that the UK needed a stronger
national identity. He says young Muslims feel "rootless", and that
multiculturalism has led to segregation. To solve the problem the
UK need's "a clear sense of shared national identity".
The Ritchie Report said the main
cause of the Oldham riots in 2001
blamed deep-rooted segregation as
the main cause of the violence.
HOWEVER the USA is a very
nationalistic country, that has
assimilated, or 'americanized',
immigrants coming into the country.
America is far from harmonious.
accounted for 31% of
police shooting victims
in 2012, yet they count
for only 13% of the
In July 2014, Eric Garner, an
African-American, died when he was
falsely accused of selling 'loosies' (single
cigarettes) and put an illegal choke-hold
for 15 seconds by an NYPD officer, despite
calling out that he couldn't breathe. This
triggered race riots across New York.
Muslim Labour MP Khalid
Mahmoood says as many as 2,000
Britons have fled to Syria by ISIL.
Yes - the Rotherham Child Abuse scandal 2014.
1,400 children were sexually exploited and physically abused. These children, in the
words of Conservative MEP James Hannan, were "a victim of anti-racism". Police did not
act because of "cultural sensitivity" and they didn't want to "rock the multicultural
community boat" (Labour MP Denish McShane, MP for Rotheram from 1994 to 2012)
In a society that is very diverse it is easy to be labelled racist.
Trevor Phillips, former Chairman of the
ECHR, agrees, saying the "racket" of
multiculturalism which took root under
Blair, has damaged the effectiveness of
the police. He blames the silence on the
racial issues led to the police's failure to
take action during the Rotheram Child
HOWEVER it is worth noting that in the past few
years historic sexual abuse scandals have emerged
resulting in the imprisonment of notable people
such as Rolf Harris and political parties have been
dirtied by cover ups.
This shows that such
scandals like the Rotheram
Child Abuse scandal have
been happening for years,
and predate the begginings
One argument is multiculturalism has
failed, but can be salvaged.
Following the 2001 riots, a youth charity set up in
Oldham called Peacemaker. It was hailed by the
Home Office for bringing white and Asian Youths
together. HOWEVER in 2011 it was shut down due to
Also in Oldham, the predominantly Asian Breeze Hill
School merged with the predominantly white Count
Hill School forming Waterhead Academy. This is an
example of 'forced integration' in an attempt to
quell racial tension between the Oldham youth.
Had success: At 2013 Waterhead
Academy 63% of pupils gained 5 A*-C's in their 2013 GCSE's.