Alongside Laura Trevelyan, my co-host on our latest podcast Heirs of Enslavement, I spoke to Nicole Vassell from The Independent about how Laura and I’s friendship plays a role in our understanding of reparatory justice.
This is what I told Nicole:
“People that know us both know that we come from very different backgrounds,”
“And there’s definitely space between where our politics lie. I think that’s what makes it all the more attractive and interesting; it shows how people from quite a broad spectrum of politics can come together on what is quite a controversial issue.”
“It’s my firmly held opinion that one of the reasons for the UK ‘forgetting’ about this (slavery and colonisation) was because it was a vast crime scene,”
“The UK narrative is that wealthy people are that way because they’ve earned it, and they’re smart, they’ve invested wisely. It doesn’t tell you where that wealth came from – the brutality of empire and postcolonialism. Forgetting is convenient.”
Read the full article here.
Listen to the Heirs of Enslavement podcast here.