Muslim in UK: “It’s not immigrants who need to integrate, it’s the white majority”

There’s no such thing as integration for immigrants and their descendants.

Growing up in rural Britain – Wales, to be precise – I was the poster child for immigration.

My teachers liked me, I was a prefect, I captained my team in the Eisteddfod – an annual traditional Welsh competition. I won ribbons on Sports Day, attained high grades and did after school activities. I did everything they tell young brown kids to do.

It never occurred to me that I was the only one who considered myself just like everyone else.

But once I was far enough away, several years later, somewhere between Cairo and Gaza, after a Facebook exchange with an old classmate who told me magnanimously that he knows I’m a good person so I don’t need to apologise for whatever it was that some Muslim had done, a file opened in the back of my mind.

For months it began to fill with memories I’d shrugged off, pooh-poohed or not given a second thought to at the time.

via Muslim in UK: “It’s not immigrants who need to integrate, it’s the white majority”

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