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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.
@patel4witham On the double standards of condemning the politicised resentment of African politicians which resulted in Asians being expelled from East Africa & coming here not, sorry, as 'best and brightest' but as refugees who then, like today, had few other options. For shame.
Everyone needs history lessons, but none more so than sons and 'daughters of immigrants' who are encouraged to forget their own stories & histories in return for a slice of cake from the rich white man's table, & used, laughably, to represent 'immigrants' & stamp on others in
need of shelter & work, much like your own families were. You are here because of an accident of birth not your brilliance, & because decent Britons, not the Tory party, opened the doors to give your family that, as was then and now the right thing to do.
@patel4witham Oh, PS: "scientists, academics, leading people" etc are not coming here but leaving in droves thanks to Brexit. So good luck with that. Come spend your life working in xenophobic country with an economy circling the downspout of globalisation? No thanks.
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