Posts Tagged: windrush

Oppression and suppression: whose story is history?

Oppression and suppression: whose story is history?

History is famously written by the victors, but there is often neither a fair fight nor any discussion of what the victors have edited, especially when it comes to minority groups. There are countless theories and reasons for the current divisions and tensions we are witnessing in society, with possibilities including the role of social …

Correct people, but do it ‘politely’: the prejudice behind the double standards applied to minorities when they confront discrimination

Correct people, but do it ‘politely’: the prejudice behind the double standards applied to minorities when they confront discrimination

It is incumbent on minorities to remain civil and calm when pushing back against discrimination rather than on the offensive party to face up to any upset or their own ignorance. As movements for equality have gained traction — be it on the grounds of gender, race, religion, or some other personal characteristic — individuals …

Undocumented and migrant children: British but not quite

Undocumented and migrant children: British but not quite

Imagine only really knowing life in one country, but being excluded from the same rights as your friends because of your immigration status. By now, most people will have heard of Windrush, and know something about the deplorable treatment of those of Caribbean origin who had entered the country legally, but were later rendered undocumented …

Paulette Wilson – She cannot be forgotten

Paulette Wilson – She cannot be forgotten

Paulette Wilson  became a prominent figure in the Windrush scandal after being detained by the Home Office. Paulette Wilson left Jamaica in the hope of a better life when she was only 10. Having spent most of her life in the UK, she worked as a carer and a chef at the House of Commons. …