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Black British people
Fri, 2022-Jan-14 00:40 UTC
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The random article for Friday, 14 January 2022 is Black British people.

Black British people are a multi-ethnic group of British citizens of non-indigenous, either African or of Black African-Caribbean (sometimes called "Afro-Caribbean") descent. The term Black British developed in the 1950s, referring to the Black British West Indian people from the former Caribbean British colonies in the West Indies (ie, the New Commonwealth) now referred to as the Windrush Generation and people from Africa, who are residents of the United Kingdom and are British. Black people with connections to Liverpool are also placed under this classification. It is also sometimes used to refer to the United Kingdom's Asian population, particularly those from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh. The term black has historically had a number of applications as a racial and political label and may be used in a wider sociopolitical context to encompass a broader range of non-European ethnic minority populations in Britain. This has become a controversial definition. Black British is one of various self-designation entries used in official UK ethnicity classifications.

Black residents constituted around 3 per cent of the United Kingdom's population in 2011. The figures have increased from the 1991 census when 1.63% of the population were recorded as Black or Black British to 1.15 million residents in 2001, or 2 per cent of the population, this further increased to just over 1.9 million in 2011. Almost 97% of Black Britons live in England, particularly in England's larger urban areas, with most (over a million) Black British living in Greater London.

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