White Immigrants: A Portrait of the Polish Community in London

In the process of preparing research on Polish migrants to London, Belinda Brown explores the problems confronted by the Polish community in London - expected to become larger with the accession of Poland to the EU - and the overlap with problems experienced by black migrants. She identifies a number of difficulties with conventional ideas about discrimination and racism, and believes the position of a white migrant community can also help to clarify the part actually played by ‘race’ in hindering settlement and social mobility of newcomers.