"From prohibited abduction to prohibited deportation" 400 decades of harsh remedy and a hostile atmosphere.
The travel of this Windrush Generations continues to be long and always traumatic.From as early as 1625 that the antecedents of those people were illegally abducted from their home lands and sold to slavery, sent to the Caribbean to work as slaves in the sugar cane fields to enhance the British Empire. They left the country rich, but have not received fair treatment.
They served in the Crimean war 1854-1856.
Notably, the famed Jamaica born, combined race nurse Mary Seacole, who cared for its British troops despite being refused a position from the British war office.
They functioned in the First World War and the Second World War, fighting as British subjects to rescue Europe from a fascist dictator. Since the posters read,"The Motherland Calls", Britain wanted their aid and they answered the telephone.
Following the Second World War, Britain had to replenish its own labor force and rebuild its devastated economy, they had been encouraged this opportunity to come and reconstruct the nation. They arrived.
They functioned as labourers, transportation workers and nurses, and setting the"Great" in Great Britain and because time back in 1948, they've worked and paid taxes, purchased houses and raised families, continuing to this day.
It's been years since the Windrush arrived in Britain carrying the very first of those pioneers and by the day of the birth by invitation, their presence was characterized by one word"racism".
Called every derogatory title conceivable, physically abused and vilified, their kids left subjects of constant bias and prejudice, cheated in their hard earned salary, overt racism, covert racism, institutional racism, they've endured them stood their ground and fought for justice.
Lots of them now past retirement age have lived through the rioting, police harassment, brutality and corruption, heroes and veterans, one and all.
They've watched their young individuals and family members killed in the streets by police and other malevolent thugs, their athletes insulted, mocked and insulted by hooligans.
Their kids terrorized by skinheads and louts.
They've attended the funerals of family and friends members that have died in police custody, strangely.
They've cried a river of tears, for both antecedents and descendants equally. Maybe the Enoch Powell speech must have been known as"Rivers of Tears".
However, nobody sees their pain, nobody sees their distress, nobody feels their reduction or laments their mistreatment. And today 2018, they need to again suffer complete devastation of the own lives as a result of gross negligence of this authorities.
Hostile Atmosphere! I'd say these individuals have experienced several life instances of harsh and barbarous treatment, largely at the hands of the British institution.