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Every son & 'daughter of immigrants' needs lectures, @patel4witham On history, on the realities of the British Empire, on how Asians were used in Africa to provide a buffer between black & white, about xenophobia & chauvinism in their own communities, on their caste positions..
on the story of their own coming here not as 'the brightest and the best' but because of compelling historical forces that left them with no choice, on how they've benefited from immigration themselves, on how the 'British' greatness they are used to extol isn't the whole story
V mportant to to note that some sons and 'daughters of immigrants', much like you, #PritiPatel not only shamelessly aid & enforce white British racism & its falsities but also support vicious caste- & community chauvinism, Hindutva back in India, materially & ideologically.
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Since Home Secretary @patel4witham recently tried to deny that she's in favour of the #deathpenalty & the US Govt has announced it's bringing back federal death penalty, I've been thinking about the women in my book Women and the Gallows 1797 to 1837 THREAD 1/n
Also every time I watch A Handmaid's Tale, I think of the mass hangings in the #18thc, where up to 20 people were dispatched in one go. Also the grim accidents at hangings where the rope snapped or people watching were killed in the crush. But most of all, I think of.. 2/n
Eliza Fenning, accused of attempting to murder a family by poisoning dumplings. No one died. Almost certainly innocent (I only qualify it bc there is no way to be ABSOLUTELY sure). She had a deeply unfair trial heard by a judge determined to kill her. She was shown no mercy. 3/n
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