Generation Brexit

A struggle with postcolonial legacies

by
Jerry Li
Jerry Li | 2 months ago | in Brexit and Multiculturalism

It's crucial to highlight how the backlash against multiculturalism in the Brexit space is linked to Britain's refusal to acknowledge its postcolonial role in the world today. Through centuries of brutal colonial campaigns, Britain was able to elevate itself through violating human rights, disrupting political equilibria, and destroying civilisations. A consequence of said colonialism is the Britain today - a migration destination and a safe haven. Therefore, Britishness must include the acknowledgement of these histories, because without it, British identity/culture would shrivel to a fraction to what it authentically is. 

This backlash against multiculturalism and diversity in midst of Brexit, using the excuse of sovereignty and control, is therefore a hypocritical, regressive step that the British public has taken in relinquishing what it means to be truly British. 

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