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Black British history

October is Black History Month in the UK. Watch historian David Olusoga explain what he thinks black British history really is about.

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I learned that what is happening in the world today, its diversity, economy and evolution is nothing but the fruit of what has been happening during the past hundreds of years. Indeed, black British history is a very concrete example of that fact. Millions of Africans, including kids, were sold into slavery; they had been exploited for a very long time. Therefore, any rational and wise person wouldn't be astonished to see their descendants making part of Britain or North America's population today.