Since it was Windrush Day on Monday, I thought it was fitting to make a post all about the history behind this commemoration as well as the scandal that occurred in the UK involving the Windrush generation – many of which are still alive today.
This post was actually inspired by the company I work for, as they posted a firm-wide article explaining the significance of this day and I found it incredibly informative. Most of the contents of this post will be drawn from that article, along with other resources I have come across online whilst researching this topic.
I will try to cover as much as possible in this blog post, to give you have a good basic understanding of the situation and its importance today. But, I do highly recommend you continue to research the topic as it’s one of the most well-known examples of systemic racism in the UK.