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JSPES, Vol. 26, No. 4 (Winter 2001 )
pp. 691-718

Race, Marxism and the "Deconstruction" of the United Kingdom

Frank Ellis

Published in October 2000, The Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain is the latest, and to date, the most comprehensive, multicultural blueprint for the United Kingdom. Two assumptions are central to the report: first, that race is a social and political construct not a biological or genetic reality; and second, that the cultural homogeneity of the United Kingdom has been politically and socially constructed and can therefore be deconstructed only to be reconstituted into a multicultural/multiracial "community of communities." This article examines the report's position on national identity and history, racism, free speech and hate crime, education, the arts, media and immigration.