The home secretary revealed plans to change many of the fundamental aspects of the UK’s asylum system this week.
The human rights act dictates that the UK is obliged to protect asylum seekers. So why is the home secretary ignoring it?
Britain’s widely circulated notion of the ‘foreign criminal’ has generated an atmosphere of hostility in Jamaica.
Biometric data is being used to target those deemed unwanted aliens.
Zadie Smith’s debut White Teeth was part of a wave of interest in “multicultural writing” in the early 2000s.
Interest in Black British writing has grown and shrunk since the late 1940s. Is the current wave going to crash like those before it?
Outside Holnicote House children’s home, Somerset.
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This sorry tale of institutional racism represents a scandal to rival the treatment of the Windrush generation.
Prize-winning author Andrea Levy was a strong voice for the Caribbean diaspora.
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Her novels and essays, especially Small Island and The Long Song, brought Britain’s slave-owning colonial history home to ordinary Britons, black and white alike.
Labour’s Diane Abbott and Shami Chakrabarti during a visit to Yarl’s Wood detention centre in February 2018.
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Labour’s immigration plans are progressive, but could still get bogged down in red tape.
The new NHS charging regime will have a severe impact on the most vulnerable people in society.
Deported and drowned: an Italian memorial in London to those who died on the Arandora Star in 1940.
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During World War II, many Anglo-Italians who had come to the UK as economic migrants, were interned as ‘enemy aliens’ – and some deported.
The Empire Windrush, photographed a few years after its famous journey from Jamaica to Tilbury Docks.
Windrush passengers became frequent guests on the BBC after their arrival 70 years ago.
Notting Hill Carnival: set up in the wake of race riots.
What is the legacy of the Empire Windrush for black Britishness today?
The arrival of the Empire Windrush – back in Britain.
When the Empire Windrush arrived in Tilbury Docks 70 years ago, it was on a return journey – having taken West Indian war veterans back to the Caribbean.
Still from the movie
Un rêve français (“A French Dream”) by Christian Faure, which tells the story of a young Guadeloupean couple during a little-known, tragic time of French post-colonial history.
Eloa Prod 2018
Great Britain was not the only country behaving badly with its Caribbean population: France also experienced similar waves of post-war migration.
She lurches from crisis to crisis but the prime minister remains in post. How does she do it?
Britain’s new home secretary: Sajid Javid.
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Where to start dismantling the UK’s hostile environment policy on immigration.
The son of Pakistani immigrants was told at school he’d never even make it to university.
A protest against the UK’s hostile immigration environment outside the Home Office on April 30.
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A culture of disbelief for asylum seekers is endemic in the British immigration system.
Theresa May lasted a long time, but this department chews up secretaries of state like no other.
Under pressure: Home secretary, Amber Rudd.
Home Office deportation targets reduce complex human stories to statistics.
In a bid to meet unrealistic migration targets, the government has been enforcing document checks at every turn.