UK in the 1950’s-The Fear Of A Jamaican Invasion

Feb 20, 2015
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In the 1950’s thousands of Jamaicans migrated to the United Kingdom in search of a better life. 60 years later, some will ask, would I have been better off if I remained in the Jamaica? Others will say, thank God I decided to make this move, look at Jamaica now!

This video filmed in the mid-1950’s tells a story of Jamaican immigration to the United Kingdom and the fear that many British people felt. Many thought that the influx of Jamaicans would not only change the make up of their community but also create problems for everyone.

Which leads me to ask the obvious question, Is it that different today compared to 60 years ago? Well, the door is almost closed for many Jamaicans. New and tough immigration laws makes it harder for Jamaicans to enter the UK legally.

As they say the grass is greener from the other side! Is it really?


Moses Jameson

Moses is a Jamaican and loves Reggae Music. He loves sharing his experiences about the Caribbean Culture.

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