Nikesh Shukla cropped

The Good Immigrant

with Nikesh Shukla, Darren Chetty, Coco Khan and Himesh Patel

Autumn Series/
Fri 23 September 2016

The Good Immigrant

with Nikesh Shukla, Darren Chetty, Coco Khan and Himesh Patel

Nikesh Shukla cropped
Fri 23 September 2016,

We’re told we live in a multicultural melting-pot – that we’re post-racial. But studies show that across the UK people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups are much more likely to live in poverty than white British people. It’s a tough time to be an immigrant, or the child of one, or even the grandchild of one.

Nikesh Shukla, Darren Chetty, Coco Khan and Himesh Patel discuss race and immigration, and paint a picture of what it means to be ‘other’ in a country that doesn’t seem to want you, doesn’t truly accept you, needs you for its equality monitoring forms and might prefer you if you won a major reality TV competition. They explore why immigrants come to the UK, why they stay, what it means to be mixed race, and where your place is in the world if you’re unwelcome in the place you call home.

Photo of Nikesh Shukla copyright ShamPhat Photography.

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