Why are corner shops always owned by Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshi's in Britain?

It's just a little weird that's all... Why do white or black families not own corner shops or newsagents? Why is it always the Asian persuasion?

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  • 9 years ago
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    It's like that in America also. I don't know why...

  • 3 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I'm a AfrianAmerican born in Philadelphia and now reside in San Diego.

    This is a good sociology question.

    In the black community growing up, no one aspires to be a store keep. It's the kind of vocation that is look down upon here.Kids wanna be basketball of football stars; smart kids wanna be doctors and lawyers. Other people from other countries think quite differently. They feel they will never worry about feeding their family if they own a food store; they also think in terms of owning 2 or 3 food stores and they don't have to worry about jobs for their family.

    People here, we're always thinking about getting rich instead of being prosperous .

  • 9 years ago

    Years ago when corner shops were run by whites the shops would only be open from 9 to 5 pm. The asian work on the principle "sell it cheap and sell a lot" so they will keep open long hours to make a decent profit.They are the only ones willing to work unsocial hours.

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  • 9 years ago

    Because alot of them are fans of 'Open All Hours' with Ronnie Barker and David Jason.

    To ZP,who said whites aren't good at it but Asians are,you are talking thru your ****! White folk had been running corner shops for hundreds of years before the Asians invaded and took over! I don't think they will last,because where i live there are too many Asian corner shops,all selling the same stuff and half the time there are no customers.Also alot of food shops run by Asians are closing down by me because of poor hygene,mice,rats and out of date food.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    They're the only ones willing to work 18 hours a day, 7 days a week; for peanuts.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Because they are willing to do the work necessary.

  • 9 years ago

    They're good at it. White folks aren't. Blacks? Don't know why not.

  • 9 years ago

    i'm not sure, great question though!

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