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Britain Looks Anew at Integration Policies

Schools in some parts of Britain are over 90 percent South Asian. After decades of derision, advocates of school integration are now likely to get their way.

Britons are examining to what extent its multicultural policies have fostered ghettos and thus disenfranchised the Muslim youth it is trying to guide away from extremism.

The introspection appears similar to recent events in the Netherlands, which culminated in an all-party report to parliament saying that its multicultural policies of the past three decades were a failure.

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Anthony Kuhn is NPR's correspondent based in Seoul, South Korea, reporting on the Korean Peninsula, Japan, and the great diversity of Asia's countries and cultures. Before moving to Seoul in 2018, he traveled to the region to cover major stories including the North Korean nuclear crisis and the Fukushima earthquake and nuclear disaster.
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