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Angelique Pouponneau: Is England “International Student-ist”?

There has not been much good news for international students recently. Everything from the implementation of stricter visa requirements, to the recent events in the news, has shocked many students, leading them to question is ‘England international student-ist’?

To start with the worst, a 23-year-old Indian boy Anuj Bidve was fatally shot on 26 December during a night in Salford. It is believed that the shooting was unprovoked and racially motivated. Is England racist? Equally, in today’s England, a ban WAS going to be issued on international students in Plymouth preventing them from using shops in the town centre. This plan came from a belief that international students were the cause of unruly behaviour in the area and an increase in shoplifting. Back to the days of segregation? Here? Today in 2012’s England?

via Huffingtonpost”

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