'Help whites compete with foreign migrants for jobs'

Thursday, 30 October 2008, 11:49 Hrs
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London: Britain's Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has warned that the country's immigrants may face the anger of the white working class currently disadvantaged in both education and employment when compared to foreign migrants.

EHRC chairman Trevor Phillips has said at a conference of the Confederation of British Industry that in some parts of the country, "the colour of disadvantage is not black or brown, it is white".

According to him, the current recession has hit the whites more than the ethnic minorities and the perception should not be allowed to grow that the migrants are taking more jobs than local Britons.

Calling for immediate government action to uplift the white working class, Phillips was quoted by The Times as saying: "We may need to do so with the sort of special measures we've previously targeted at ethnic minorities. But the name of the game today is to tackle inequality, not racial special pleading. We will fail to do so at our peril."
Source: IANS
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