Black, Pakistani, Bangladeshi people, whose very presence in Britain is inextricable from our colonial past, still live in the most deprived areas, in crowded housing, in places with the worst air pollution, subject to a range of toxic conditions that have huge impacts on health outcomes.
Large scale migration into Britain is a pretty new thing. A siubstantial portion of that BAME population is first genreation.
OK, so which society has ever had first generation migrants at the top of the socio-economic pile. Other than those which have been invaded that is? For we do have that example of the Normans in our own history.
So, the discovery that first generation migrants are not top of the socio-economic tree is a surprise to whom?