Well, 'if sitting there in their own little groups means that everythings fine, then i give in !! ~~He sounded a typical politician to me 'just saying the right things to protect his job, the twurp !!
Seems a rather simplistic way to describe 'multiculturalism' working, just observing groups of people in their own little groups speaking in their own language !! "Suppose being a councillor 'he had to say that.
During the past few years of my working life 'I found it extremely hard to get a smile or any conversation from different ethnic groups, 'But according to this councillor this is 'multiculturalism' working,
Thoughtmight be of interest and use: Runnymede Bulletin: Older People
The Winter 2011/2012 edition of the Runnymede Bulletin is now available to read. Its central theme is older black and minority ethnic people. Article include:
Please click here to download the bulletin directly from this website.
The Runnymede Bulletin was a finalist in the category of Specialist Magazine for the 2010 Digital Magazine Awards
Thanks for sharing this really interesting bulletin Kevin - it is a really good look at older people's issues from a different point of view.
You are literally a fountain of knowledge - I'm going to start following Runnymede Trust on Twitter now.
Thanks Kevin. I had picked this up from Twitter, and commented that the active members on this site tend not to be BME. And I asked what could the reason be.
We seem to be vaguely white, middle class, assertive, opinionated. Does this, do you think, automatically put many people off?
Equitiy have always been an issue in the UK and worldwide, the answer may lay in the understanding that women live longer than men, the UK population equates to 13m children and 49m Adults (15m of state pension), the number of people accessing information from the net, circumstances and so on.
Engagement from different media resources are needed to reach the widest possible population, this may never truly be achieved for various reasons/factors and getting people to come out of it comfort zone would help address these issues. We today have more information and anaylsis available to us to enable us to understand and address the wider the population and found the comment of the day to be "Time for Change" apoligies if this has copyright (was not meant to offend).
...what a neat segway into highlighting this study on social media use by the over 50s...a new member posted today!
But I have no intention of wading through that. My point is that this site, though useful, is extremely limited in appeal.
That is a pity, and the issue is worth addressing by Anchor.
You raise valid observations about the current active members of this community website that have been noted.
We are looking at a wide array of ways to not only expand the reach of this site and make it easier to find but also ways to help make the communtiy easer to use for all as well.
We will be looking to ask all the site members what they'd like to see change and develop in the coming weeks and look forward to all suggestions.
The first major change (which is thanks to you Richard!) is the fact you all now have a name and face to put to the Grey Pride Team - me! Official campaign news will be posted by the "Grey Pride" profile, but all questions and comments will come from me as site moderator.
Cheers Kathryn :-)
Or a bunch of people who cannot understand each other Geff - Is this Really bringing us together? Do these ethnic groups ever talk to each other? How many white Brits were involved in conversations with these minorities?
Sounds like a typical slimy, sycophantic, mindless, crawling politician sound bite to me.....