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Britain 's Forgotten Citizens | History today

Britain 's Forgotten Citizens | History today

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The debates surrounding the 2018 windrush scandal, in which people were wrongly deported by the UK Home Office, have revived discussions about Britishness, race and ethnicity. They also triggered clues to history, from the traffic of enslaved Africans to Caribbean plantations, and confirmed Michel-Rolph Trouillot's claim that "the past is only over because there is a present." Despite all this, the historical retrospective dates back to Empire WindrushLanding in 1948, but then made a chronological leap into the days of enslavement. 110 years of British colonial history from 1838 to 1948 were virtually silenced as "loyalty to the king and empire" and "fame, protection and civilization that bestowed the British Empire" were the focus of the colonial proj...