The Good Immigrant

21 Writers Explore What It Means to Be Black, Asian and Miniroty Ethnic in Britain Today

English language

Published Nov. 17, 2016 by Unbound.

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Himesh Patel talks about how British media doesn’t reflect the diversity of our society and how his role in Eastenders has spoken to so many, making a point for better representation. Riz Ahmed recounts the many times he has been detained in airports, but managing to maintain his sense of humour. Sabrina Mahfouz talks about cultural appropriation and being challenged for what she chooses to wear. Darren Chetty tells us about the children he teaches that think stories should be about white people. Repeatedly we see how BAME citizens are expected to try harder, just to keep up, to be accepted. As always, there’s going to be a few essays that aren’t as good as the others but overall worth a read.

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  • Minorities, great britain
  • Immigrants
  • Great britain, social conditions
  • Great britain, economic conditions, 21st century