“The city is overtly multi-cultural with, for Wales, a large percentage of Asians, afro-Caribbeans and significant enclaves from Somalia and Yemen.”
Only a white person could possibly come up with a preposterous statement like the above. (and only a drunk person as stupid as me could come up with an all-encompassing generalisation as the above guaranteed to get me hate mail).
Yes, Cardiff can be considered multi-cultural – if you merely take the definition to mean that non-white folk live here. They do, quelle surprise.
Do they integrate? Are white people seen at bhangra events? Are non-white people seen at Cardiff Stadium events or Cardiff City football matches? Do white Cardiffian women show much flexibility in wanting to date non-white men? Hell, no.
Until that happens, then Cardiff is not multi-cultural. The end. Till then, everyone’s just slapping themselves on the back about how multi-cultural they are, on the basis they know bhangra is not a boxing event.
Of course, it could be argued that Cardiff has enough trouble defending its’ own Welsh culture from the English and the Amerikanski…