Windrush

Windrush

The Irresistible Rise of Multi-racial Britain

Book - 1998
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Broadcaster Trevor Phillips and his novelist brother retell the very human story of Britain's first West Indian immigrants and their descendants, from the first wave of immigration 50 years ago to the present day.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins Publishers, [1998]
ISBN: 9780006530398
0006530397
Characteristics: 422 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Phillips, Trevor - Author
Summary: Broadcaster Trevor Phillips and his novelist brother retell the very human story of Britain's first West Indian immigrants and their descendants, from the first wave of immigration 50 years ago to the present day.

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Jul 06, 2013

The courage of the immigrants and the citizens who welcomed them to their shores was inspiring. Unwanted, despised, and marginalized by some of the people they encountered, the West Indians who made that 30 day journey across the Atlantic in the ageing merchant ship the Empire Windrush created strong communities that assisted in making Britain, a multi-racial society today.

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Other boys I knew were less fortunate, but one way or another we were always being stopped and questioned by policemen. What made all this so hard to bear wasn't only the violence of the police, or their racist abuse and harassment. If you were a black boy, implicit in all these confrontations was the certain knowledge that you were facing a white man who could beat you, or send you to prison, or even kill you, just because of the colour of your skin, and there would be very little that anyone could do about it. But what hurt the most was their casual contempt, the way they flaunted their power over you and their determination to make you understand that you were less than they were. -pg 302, Chapter 23

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