Dr Ludi Simpson claims that communities do mix so there's no need for a quick fix.
Benjamin Disraeli certainly spoke the truth when he said there were 'lies, damned lies and statistics'. Behind Dr Simpson's academic number-crunching stands the district of Lozells, ravaged by riots. The trouble was caused by distrust between the black and Asian communities.
Different groups may live closer together, but that doesn't mean they gather round each others' homes every Sunday afternoon.
Brick and mortar ghettos may collapse. The ghettos of the mind will prove more difficult to breach