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Brexit Brits Abroad

Feb 23, 2018

Michaela is joined in the studio by Chantelle Lewis to talk about her research for the project talking Brexit with UK citizens of colour. While the public perceptions of the UK citizen population overseas focus on a White British subject, we disturb this through our focus on the ethnic diversity within this UK citizen population. Talking Brexit with UK citizens of colour who have made their homes and lives elsewhere in the EU, we reveal how Brexit intersects with longer personal histories of racism and of being excluded by the British national imaginary; Brexit for them is experienced as business as useful, a continuation of everyday racism in which they are called to account for why they should be considered as British.