BRITAIN: Facing a Multiracial Future

A worried white majority confronts the stress of change

London's elegant Regent's Park Road is closed by Muslims prostrate in prayer for the holy month of Ramadan. Carnaby Street, whose chic boutiques launched the miniskirt in the Swinging Sixties, now has the slightly raffish look of an Oriental bazaar; half its shops are owned or managed by Indians and Pakistanis. Jamaican crackers outsell English tea biscuits in the Brixton district, while the rhythms of steel bands throb from clubs in Notting Hill. Much more jarring and incongruous, in an odd echo of...

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