Windrush Generation: A re-examination of Britain’s Race Relations

Abstract

This paper studies the arrival of ‘Windrush Generation’ and how it has contributed to Britain’s multi-cultural society. Drawing heavily from the historical process, which seeks to explain how the West Indians arrived in Britain and integrated into a predominately White Britons, the paper critically examines into why the immigrants’ expectations of welcoming reception and a better life were not initially met. It also carefully interrogates the struggles and challenges that the Caribbean migrants went through and the racial pressures that surrounded their integration into British society. In the end, the paper further looks at the implications that their arrival had on the state of race relations and political environment that surrounded in the adaptation of Immigration Control Acts.

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The Somalia-Somaliland Talks. A Crossroads or a Dead End?

Somaliland’s Government perceives it as an opportunity to gain recognition; Somalia’s Federal Government, on the other hand, envisages recognition as a process of tearing the ‘Somali Republic’ apart. Whatever the myths surrounding any rational decision, the world is watching to see whether Somalis mend or break the fence that has divided them for decades. Continue reading

Itoobiya: Halkee Ayey U Soctaa?

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Cabdiqaadir Dayib Askar

Wadankii ugu dhaqaale korniinka badnaa dunidu wuu bukoonaya. Waxa halis ku jira jiritaankiisii, duniduna farta ayey wadnaha ku haysaa. Afartii sanno ee la soo dhaafay, Itoobiya waxa lugaha ugu duubmay maro-boob siyaasadeed iyo mid amni-darro. Sumcaddii diblumaasiyadeed ee ay dunida iyo Afrikaba ku lahayd baa dhaawac la gaadhsiiyey. Dhaqaalahoodii culays weyn baa soo foodsaaray, waxaan hoos u sii dhacaya dhaqdhaqaaqyadii ganacsi iyo maalgeshigii shisheeyaha, taas oo keentay in heerka shaqo la’aantu si xawli ah sarre ugu kaco. Continue reading

Are state institutions relevant to the politics of the poor?

In the developing world, more than a third of their urban populations live in areas where the social amenities such as water, healthcare, housing and education are desperately needed. Therefore, the state institutions and their policies– whether or not supported by aid agencies and development banks – need to work harder in addressing these problems. But for many scholars, the attention does not only focus on the role of state institutions or international NGOs but the part of the poor groups themselves. This is because the traditional state-managed approaches to poverty alleviation have not fully met the demands of a vast majority of the urban population. Continue reading

‘Everyday resistance’: Poor People’s Politics

‘Poor people’, though contribute to the vast majority of the developing world, their role in shaping the political dramas [within state] is always over-looked.  They hardly get noticed in the political spectrum. Not because they do not participate in the political exercises but their representation as ‘poor people’ is significantly underestimated in many parts of the Global South. With this in mind, James Scott introduced a theoretical concept ‘everyday resistance’ in 1985, to study how people act in their everyday lives in ways that might undermine power which is typically hidden, individual and not politically articulated. Continue reading

Gelbiskii Geerida- Q11aad

Dhawr dharaarood oo danbe ayuu Abshir ka sii fakarayey weedhihii waannada lahaa iyo hadalladii xamaasadaysnaa ee Sheekh Yuusuf Cadaad. Abshir wuxu yaqiinsaday in Sheekhu waayo-arag u yahay nolosha qurbaha tiil iyo ta dalka gudihiisaba. In uu sii joogteeyo xidhiidhkiisa, Abshir xiiso weyn buu u qabay.

Aabo Shirre inta badan isma ay arki jirin wiilkiisa Abshir. Waxa ku badnaa safarada ganacsi ee uu ku tagi jiray deegaanadda kale duwan ee Gobolada Sanaag, Beri iyo Nugaal. Ganacsigiisa Kalluunku wuxu ahaa mid aad u suuq badan, shirkaddiisuna waxa ay u kobcaysay si xawli sare leh. Aabo Shirre wuxu filanayey in wiilashiisa, gaar ahaan Cumar-yare iyo Abshir, ay la maamuli doonaan ganacsiga bal se waxa ay ahaayeen niman aan u heelanayn amuuraha ganacsi ee aabahood waday. Continue reading