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J. David Blackstone has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and nine years of experience at a wireless telecommunications company, where he learned Perl and never looked back. J. David has an advantage in that he works really hard, he has a passion for writing good software, and he knows many of the world's best Perl programmers.

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Monday July 19, 2004
09:40 AM

Need British perspective

[ #19929 ]

This article mentions that the UK became a multicultural society more than 40 years ago. What, exactly, was the defining event that caused this? A legislative action? An announcement of census results?

Thanks in advance.

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  • To be honest I have no idea. I thought that most people measured the beginning of the UK as a multicultural society from the arrival of the Windrush [] in 1948.
  • but you might find this site [] relevant.
  • Thank God I never had to really deal with racism (I was 13 when we left England in 1984) but it was a constant topic amongst my friends and relatives. While there may have been noises in the direction of multiculturalism from the 60s onwards, the Guardian has a notoriously leftist outlook so I think its just a case of rose-coloured glasses. The UK didn't actually become livable for Asians at least until Thatcher came to power. She made a point of visiting temples, mosques etc. symbolic gestures maybe but