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there had been anglo-Indians elected before this, perhaps even as early as the 1840s (it's disputed if he took his seat). but I was genuinely surprised to find that the first anglo-Caribbean MPs were as late as 87.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Oct 4th, 2019 at 11:40:40 AM EST
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When I lived in London, England, coming on 20 years ago, every immigrant ("émigré) not "white" was lumped in the "black" category. Casual observers, including, notably, an English RAF capt. (ret'd.) recovering from deployment in Scotland, solicited my US American advice or sympathy regarding "racial" status. Ostensibly because of my phenotypical features ("brown" skin), stereotypical "black" political orientation. This sort of solicitation was not unusual in my experience having traveled the world from days of my early adolescence.

Perhaps the time for you has arrived to study British India and British West Indies historiography more closely, if you are "surprised" by British race hierarchy.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Oct 11th, 2019 at 03:13:15 PM EST
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case in point

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 28th, 2019 at 05:14:17 PM EST
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