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Huxley also suggested that an experimental programme could involve the ASD, with help from the CO, collecting available material from government sources or from a BBC 3658 Paving the empire road:Layout 1 30/6/11 08:45 Page 33 Radio, race, and the Television Service 33 representative. 60 However, within days Rendall reported that Sabine had found that only 12,000 men from the Colonies were in the UK at that time. He suggested that, in view of the very small audience, his office would drop the proposal for the colonial newsletter.
C. Young, Colonial Desire: Hybridity in Theory, Culture and Race. , Black British Culture and Society. London: Routledge, 2000; Michael McMillin, The Front Room: Migrant Aesthetics in the Home. London: Black Dog, 2007. 3658 Paving the empire road:Layout 1 30/6/11 08:45 Page 16 1 Radio, race, and the Television Service Well one thing I think that will interest West Indians is what is the attitude – of the English people as a whole, – how do they take to strangers. After all West Indians are coming over here in increasing numbers, and they’d like to know what sort of person they’re going to meet, and how they’re going to be treated.
D’you know what that sort of experience feels like when it happens over and over again? You get to a state where you can’t bring yourself to go up to another door and ask for lodgings. 50 Graham, the British executive, responded by asking if ‘some of your people [are] – well – hypersensitive? People stare at you for all sorts of irrelevant reasons’. Robert Adams reemphasised that colour prejudice is obvious in England because ‘for some reason people seem to be on the impression is because you’re coloured something was wrong with you’.