"I Thought No One Would Care": the Windrush scandal and social representations of blackness

Author(s): Brian Walker

Type: Written pitch

Department: Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

Exhibit no: 41

What happens when historically "bad" immigrants become "good"? This study examines how power players and members of the Windrush generation made sense of the political scandal through media coverage. It breaks down how media coverage simultaneously deviated from and conformed to problematic representations of Blackness in the UK.