Thinking English: Defining The Indigenous Briton

A week ago, I someone said to me “You don’t look British.” It’s not the first time this has happened but it made me think.

When I was a boy, going to school in Northamptonshire, I saw too much of white culture’s toxicities for someone of my age, a boy forced to look at the world through othered visions so young. I was raised by parents who were born in the late 1960s / early 1970s, growing up in the 1980s — children of the Windrush Generation made to feel as unwelcome…