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Blog: Geraldine Connor Foundation: Windrush Resources: Racism

Blog: Geraldine Connor Foundation: Windrush Resources: Racism
Written by Geraldine Connor Foundation  14/06/2020

The Geraldine Connor Foundation have created a brilliant resource to help people learn about the mass migration of people from the Caribbean to the UK between 1948 – 1971, commonly called ‘Windrush’. The resource combines short films, interviews, recipes, literature and music and is suitable for young people and adults.  You can find the full resource here.

Watch this video to hear about the racism that the Windrush Generation faced every day. This ranged from snide looks and verbal abuse to violent behaviour. You will also hear from subsequent generations about their experience of racism. Unfortunately, racism is not a historical problem and is still prevalent in today’s society.
WARNING: This video contains the use of a racist term at 3:51. It has not been edited out for reasons of authenticity and is an opportunity to introduce conversations about language and the power of words both to harm and to heal.

Visit the Geraldine Connor Foundation website for more information.
All films were made by Sally Molineaux.
Lead image: still from film

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