“Where you from?” What makes this question so important? Why do people ask it and why is it interesting to them?
… and what does it really mean?
LBC reporter Lillie Almond sits down with big names including David Lammy, Nish Kumar, Nadiya Hussain, White Yardie and more to explore the question "Where you from?”
“What does it mean when the Home Secretary is a Hindu British Indian? And what does it mean when that Home Secretary chooses to enforce an immigration policy - that by her own admission would have prevented her parents from coming into the country?
“Are we going to be happy with symbolic representation, that results in us being essentially tools of the white supremacist patriarchal society?" - Nish Kumar
"Many immigrants would have grown up with the experience of their parents saying you've got to be ten times better - because their parents know that there are hurdles in front of your kids and you can't slack off. I meet a lot of young people and they really can't stand that idea because like, why should I have to be any different?
“There were moments where I felt very insecure and there were moments where I felt very lonely and very down. You know, if you come into Westminster, as I did as a young black man - I was never anonymous in the palace of Westminster." - David Lammy
"To date, I have never been in a situation where I felt completely comfortable. I always stuck out like, I never ever felt represented. I always felt like, this room doesn't look like me. It doesn't feel like me - it doesn't sound like me. And there was definitely a problem.
“The truth is the reality of the situation is that space was never created for someone like me. That's why I'm not there. That's why I look at my job as not only a career, but also a responsibility, to create space for people who look, sound, feel like me to believe that they can be a part of the industry that was never meant for them. And I'm here to show them that this, you can have this career. You can take this space up because it's not about taking somebody else's space. It's about creating your own." -Nadiya Hussain
Lillie explores the impact that the question, "Where you from?" has had on these peoples’ lives. We explore how it makes them feel - and learn how their journeys have been shaped by this discourse.
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