This week we are revisiting episodes from our archive examining race and racism after a summer of protests across the world in reaction to the killing of George Floyd.
Hubert Howard died on 12 November, three weeks after being granted British citizenship despite having arrived in London 59 years earlier. He spent much of the last two months of his life fighting for citizenship from his intensive care bed. He was granted it at the end of October, when his lawyer informed the Home Office that he was critically ill and highlighted the urgency of his case.
Anushka Asthana talks about Howard’s life to the Guardian’s Amelia Gentleman, who recently met his friend Tyrone and his daughter Maresha and heard about the devastating impact of his treatment at the hands of the Home Office. Amelia discusses why so many of the Windrush victims are still waiting for compensation and an apology from the government.
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