How Did Immigration Changed British Culture

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Immigration changed British culture in the nineteen-fifties; from the beat of the music to the spice of traditional British food. 'Britishness' couldn’t be viewed as racial inheritance any longer, especially in such a multicultural society. Newcomers were not always accepted by British people; racism was a huge issue for many; very often neighbourhoods were offended by the arrival of large groups of immigrants. Olga Atkins an immigrant from the West Indies accounts that ‘some people might say it was a racial issue, but I would say it was an ignorance issue. I’ve had things done to me personally that was discrimination. I’ve had people spit in my face; I’ve had people call me black monkey and people say, ‘Get back to the jungle’. It’s just pure
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