Within this, there were further disparities. So why is this happening? Wider housing affordability But there is also no doubt that BAME families are disproportionately affected by housing affordability problems as result of the growing disparity between their family income and private rents. So what can be done? Fixing the crisis If the Prime Minister is serious about addressing our BAME homelessness crisis, there is a quick fix that could make a real difference in making private rentals accessible and affordable to struggling BAME families at risk of homelessness.
Tell us your thoughts on social housing, to get your voice heard at a national level. Get involved. Want to take action? Help us be there for every person who needs us. Had a bad housing experience? Share your story, to help us campaign for real change. But it was the late Enoch Powell who closed Britain's door. Powell's incendiary speech made him a parliamentary pariah, but his call for strict immigration controls were heeded by both Labour and Conservative politicians.
The then Tory frontbencher's "Rivers of Blood" speech ushered in a new era which culminated in the draconian Immigration Act. According to the London Research Centre: " marked the end of black immigration for settlement. This did not make it any easier for the next generation growing up in Britain. Mrs Phillips' daughter, Barbara, was born in The staff all used to use words like wog, nigger, and paki and expect me not to be offended. I left soon after that. I worked in Alfred Marks a recruitment agency and one employer told me they did not take black staff.
So I went to see him to ask him why and when I walked through the door, the boss looked everywhere - the floor, the ceiling, the door - but not at my face. After her experiences in the job market, Barbara went back to school, paying her way through university. Now 35, she runs her own marketing and public relations company, Brownstone Communications. Britain has gained enormously from its ethnic diversity.
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Yet foreigners from outside the European Union, who do not have the support of an employer or pounds , in cash, have only two ways to stay in Britain. Either they have a spouse or parent already in the country, or they must convince suspicious Home Office officials they are fleeing a disaster of almost Biblical proportions. The status quo not only blots Britain's liberal credentials, it implies that immigration hinders, rather than helps, the country.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Business has given rise to success stories such as financier Carl Cushnie, who came to Britain in as a teenager from the West Indies, and employs 40 people in his pounds m company.
Tough immigration laws will end that and much more. According to Labour MP Keith Vaz, some Indian restaurants have been waiting for up to two years for a suitable chef to be allowed entry.
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