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Michaela 2019

Teenager Michaela Williams has always considered herself black but looks white. Now, the Windrush scandal has brought the question of her heritage and belonging into sharp relief.

Teenager Michaela Williams has always considered herself black but looks white. Fighting for her right to self-identify at school, she was puzzled when, years earlier, her great-grandmother Eunice seemed to approve of the fact she looked the way she did. She was close to Eunice, but went to her great-aunt Yvonne for answers. Now, the Windrush scandal has brought the question of her heritage and belonging into sharp relief. A school project gives Michaela an opportunity to look at her own family, explore the wider implications for the Caribbean community in Britain and consider how much longer the community can survive with a discrete identity.

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Wed 20 Feb 2019 22:15

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Michaela Olivia-Mai Barrett
Series Producer Carol Harding
Executive Producer Angela Ferreira
Executive Producer Kwame Kwei-Armah

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