Great Britain: Race Report

The British have always been stuffy about race, but the stuffiness has grown with the influx in recent years of some 625,000 immigrants. Whether a man is a blue-black African, a coffee-colored Jamaican, an Aryan Pakistani or even a Cypriot of Greek descent, he is considered "colored" in Britain — and almost invariably discriminated against. Two years ago Parliament passed a halfhearted race-relations act forbidding discrimination in hotels, restaurants, theaters and public transport, but the law is so impossible to enforce that no one has yet been convicted of breaking it. Moreover, it makes no attempt at all...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!