Remi Adekoya is the author of Biracial Britain: A Different Way of Looking at Race. He teaches Politics at the University of York. He has written for Guardian, Spectator, The Times, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, Washington Post, Politico, Evening Standard, UnHerd, and Standpoint. He has commented on issues of identity and politics for BBC TV, Sky News, South Africa Broadcasting Corporation, BBC Radio, Times Radio, and Radio France International.
“Historically, most mixed black and white kids have felt an affinity with black people, especially in the days when there was more racism and such kids were openly excluded or denigrated by their white family members. I also instinctively felt that affinity, though I wasn’t sure why.”
By Remi Adekoya
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