General Article One in three Brits admits they are racist

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One in three Brits admits they are racist. A third admitted regularly making comments or being involved in discussions which could be considered racist and more than one in ten admitted they had been accused of being a racist by someone close to them. Furthermore, almost 40 per cent confessed to using the phrase ‘I’m not a racist, but …’ when discussing race issues facing Britain today.

These worrying figures emerged through a OnePoll survey of 2,000 adults who were asked to honestly express their feelings about foreign nationals living and working in this country.

Alarmingly, many felt their animosity towards foreigners was passed down by previous generations. But the country’s immigration policy also emerged as a trigger for emotions which could be considered racist.

The true extent of the racist undercurrent within the country was revealed in this nationally representative study in which 88 per cent of the respondents classed themselves as ‘White British’.

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