Saturday February 29, 2020

McWilliams: Why immigration remains a class issue

Cheap migrant labour is boon to well-off but it’s time for a frank discussion on how it affects society's poor

28th February, 2016
Why no discussion of immigration during election? Pic: Getty

Do you like foreign accents? If the answer is yes, you are in a minority. When someone with a heavy accent speaks to you, do you register the things he or she is saying in the same way as someone with the same accent as yourself?

The subtle prejudices we have about accents are hardwired in our brains from thousands of years ago, when it was highly unlikely for a person with one accent to...

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