Racism in the United Kingdom
Racism is a phenomenon present in the United Kingdom. The extent and the targets of racist attitudes in the UK have varied over the course of time. The history of racism in the United Kingdom is heavily linked to its relationship with its former colonies and citizens that comprised the British Empire, many of whom settled in Great Britain, particularly following World War II. It is also strongly linked to the attitudes and norms of the entrenched British class system.
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- [W]ake up to the reality that is the nightmare of British racism.
The royal family is perhaps the most identifiable symbol of whiteness in the world. For British nationalists, the monarchy lies at the core of their yearning for the days when Britannia ruled the waves and its monarch presided over an Empire, upon which the sun never set.
- [I]t's not impossible but it's difficult, for a non-white person to be British.
- The epidemic of racism on the British left has proven so virulent.
- Michael M. Rosen, "On Holocaust Remembrance Day, anti-Semitism Remains a Scourge" (4 May 2016), National Review
- Encyclopedic article on Racism in the United Kingdom at Wikipedia