British racists

C Encyclopaedia Africana May 21, 2021 COMMONWEALTH IMMIGRANTS ACT, 1962

An Act to make temporary provision for controlling the immigration into the United Kingdom of Commonwealth citizens; to authorise the deportation from the United Kingdom of certain Commonwealth citizens convicted of offences and recommended by the court for deportation…

Encyclopaedia Africana J March 11, 2021 JOHN HAWKINS, ENSLAVER

John Hawkins effectively set the pattern that became known as the English slave trade triangle.

Listening Tree Video (LT) February 13, 2021 VIDEO: THE RACIAL CONSEQUENCES OF WINSTON CHURCHILL, CHURCHILL COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, UK

When fighting insurgents in Sudan in his early career, Mr Churchill boasted of killing three “savages.”

Listening Tree Video (LT) February 11, 2021 CLIP: White views of immigrants to the UK, 1964

The report includes a secret recording of an Indian man refused a hair cut from a local barber.

C Encyclopaedia Africana February 9, 2021 UK: COLOURED WORKERS – MINISTRY OF LABOUR STAFF ASSOCIATION MEMORANDUM TO THE TUC (TRADES UNION CONGRESS), 1954

“It should be remembered that what they would accept as good living conditions are those which might well be much below a satisfactory standard for white people.”

Encyclopaedia Africana K February 7, 2021 KELSO COCHRANE MURDER & THE AFTERMATH, 1959

Kelso Cochrane moved to London from Antigua in 1954, where he settled in Notting Hill and worked as a carpenter. He planned to study law and was saving money earned from his work to pay for his tuition fees.

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Encyclopaedia Africana N February 7, 2021 THE NOTTING HILL UPRISING, 1958

Crowds of white youths, reportedly numbering 400, chased the Caribbean population in the area. Petrol bombs and milk bottles were launched as missiles, and some rioters armed themselves with iron bars and butcher’s knives. There were counter-attacks by Black youths similarly armed in self defense.

Listening Tree Video (LT) February 7, 2021 CLIP: NOTTING HILL UPRISING, UK, 1958

Tensions between members of the white working class and the new African Caribbean residents broke into open violence in 1958 and 1959 with attacks by white youths (‘Teddy Boys’) on Caribbean people and properties, followed by counter-attacks by members of the Caribbean population.

B Encyclopaedia Africana February 7, 2021 BURMA ROAD UPRISING, BAHAMAS, 1942

As importantly, they joined with a growing number of political activists to demand independence from Great Britain. That independence finally came thirty- one years later on July 10, 1973.

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Encyclopaedia Africana N January 17, 2021 New Cross Fire: Forty years on from the New Cross fire, what has changed for black Britons?

New Cross is fundamental because it contains all the features of racism that Black people in Britain have long suffered: the racial violence, police abuse, neglect by the state; in turn, it tells us of the community’s resistance. Forty years on, recalling the events seems vital, especially in this moment of renewed optimism after the Black Lives Matter protests, because the legacies of New Cross still resonate.

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