A Brief History of British 'Race' Politics and the Settlement of the Maisuria Family

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 48 Number 1 (2006)

A Brief History of British 'Race' Politics and the Settlement of the Maisuria Family
ALPESH MAISURIA, pages 95-101
https://doi.org/10.2304/forum.2006.48.1.95

Abstract

This article traces 'race' policy and practice in Britain and flags up seminal moments from the 1960s onwards. Although settlement of Asian, Black and other minority ethnic immigrants can be traced back to 1948 with the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush from the Caribbean, it is in the 1960s that 'race' became most visible in parliamentary politics. The article tackles each decade individually, highlighting events and laws that have shaped and defined macro policy and also the micro experiences of the Maisuria family. It is argued that it is of huge importance to establish a connection between macro politics and micro struggles in a liberal democracy to see how the policy of the state links with lived lives.

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ALPESH MAISURIA (2006) A Brief History of British 'Race' Politics and the Settlement of the Maisuria Family, FORUM, 48(1), 95-101. https://doi.org/10.2304/forum.2006.48.1.95

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