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Defining

Robert Siegel talks with Sarah Spencer, one of the authors of a recent report for the Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain. A report encourages a new understanding of the word "British," one which includes both whites and ethnic minorities. When Robert asks about practical ways in which this new inclusiveness might be encouraged, Spencer recommends changes in how British history is taught, as well as employment policies that guarantee equality of opportunity in the workplace. Spencer also discusses the mixed reactions in Britain to the report.

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