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Jacqueline Crooks at Migrant Voice

Jacqueline Crooks has written about the Windrush generation and moving to the UK from Jamaica in the 1960s. She speaks candidly about the betrayal felt by many of the Windrush generation, but also says:

Migration is as old as humanity itself, but what have we learned from these epic migrations? I believe the Windrush generation have learned a thing or two about migration. They have over the last seventy years integrated, participated, contributed. It would do the government no harm to consult with this community, gather learning about migration and settlement that could be used to inform policies and practice. It wouldn’t be a dry, agenda-driven meeting. In Caribbean style, it could be spontaneous, interactive, creative. It would be: revelatory.

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