“The Windrush scandal didn’t just come out of nowhere. It was born out of decisions made in another age by men who are long dead. But at its heart was a belief. A belief that no matter what the laws of citizenship might say, Britishness was fundamentally a racial issue and the black and brown people could never really be British. It was that belief that led British governments to spy on their own people. It was that belief that led British politicians to draft laws that were deliberately, intentionally, designed to discriminate on grounds of race and those laws became the ghost in the machine that have come back to haunt modern Britain and to wreck the lives of the children of the Windrush.” David Olusoga. The Unwanted: The Secret Windrush Files. BBC 24th June 2019. See it on BBC iPlayer now.
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