David Lammy "As a young black man, I was never anonymous in the Palace of Westminster"

David Lammy "As a young black man, I was never anonymous in the Palace of Westminster"

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Where You From?

Monday, 23 May

Why are some boys and men hit by stop and search more than others? In this episode, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Tottenham MP David Lammy speaks with me about what would happen if a Professor at Oxford University was rolling a joint - and what would happen if a young boy in Salford or Brixton was rolling a joint. This is deeply intertwined with, “Where you from?” We talk about David’s experience as ‘the first Black Briton’ to study law at Harvard; what do these ‘firsts’ actually mean? That was really important progress - yet we all know that society has so much work left to do. David also tells me that all countries over-imprison their minorities. I don’t know if I’m surprised by this, yet it echoes in my mind. And we talk about how some of us have had to work harder than our peers to get to where we are. I feel like there are experiences in this chat that connect with so many of us - and I’m looking forward to hearing about what stands out most to you. Tweet me @lilliealmond or hit me up on Instagram @almondsweetness. #whereyoufrompod
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