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Old 05-01-2013, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Lol Radio and TV in London not diverse? Russia Today, Al Jezera English, CCTV (China), Europe News, BBC world service, I could go on. And all on Freeview.
If a media market is big enough, it will be economical to program to a 1% minority. That does not make it "diverse".

The fact that a huge, concentrated market is big enough to support a Freeview does not say anything whatsoever about the market's diversity. But if there is a Freeview, minority broadcasters can utilize it, regardless of how tiny or insignificant that minority is.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:20 PM
 
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A decade ago I'm pretty sure that NYC was well ahead of London, and I'm sure it still is. But it looks like London has gained in a relative sense, and has become a lot more diverse in the last decade. It was 37% foreign-born in 2011, up from 27% in 2001. Now "white British" are a minority - 45% and the city is now 40% nonwhite, up from 28% a decade ago.

One difference with the British census is there isn't an ancestry question like there is in the US and Canada- so a fourth-generation Londoner of Eastern European Jewish descent marks "British" on the census while someone with the same background in New York would likely write "Polish" or "Russian" (Statistics Canada includes "Jewish" an ancestry group). Obviously the white population in London is much more long-line British/Irish than is the case in NYC, but still the British census data doesn't do as good a job capturing diversity given that they merge ancestry and race (White British, White Irish, White Other, Black African, Black Caribbean, etc.) while the US and Canada do both.

Toronto is in the top tier, and L.A. deserves an honorable mention as well, particularly if you look at L.A. County rather than just the city. While the immigrant population is heavily Mexican/Salvadoran/Guatemalan, it also has very large Asian populations (including Chinese and the largest Korean and Filipino communities in North America) as well as the largest Iranian and Armenian populations in North America.

(* No foreign born % alone doesn't determine diversity...otherwise Miami would be more "diverse" than NYC!)
there isn't an ancestry question because its immigrants are still young.. .. both canada and USA are immigrant countries that are made up of immigrants from europe, asia so an ancestry question will make sense.. it doesn't make much sense if britain did if 90% of britain is "white british" whereas there is no "american" or "canadian" ethnicity (unless its the native americans. the UK is NOT as diverse are canada or USA. its just london. would the goverment change a whole census just for one city ? i doubt.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds etc are diverse also.

World Most Culturally Diverse City is Manchester UK - News - Bubblews
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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It's amazing how so many people think the U.K is just London!

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Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds etc are diverse also.

World Most Culturally Diverse City is Manchester UK - News - Bubblews
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Tell me about it lol.
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