Over the last year (or slightly more than a year), we have been speaking to people from all over the UK who identify as mixed-race or multi-heritage. The aim has been to uncover the multiplicity of the mixed experience – and explore how age, gender, class and location all intersect to affect how multiracial people experience the world around them. We have tackled tricky topics about terminology, the concept of race as a social construct, colourism and racism within families. No two experiences of mixed-race identity are the same, and yet, there are things that have come up again and again – common threads – that link these stories, however disparate they may seem on the surface. In this final week of the series, we take a look back across everyone we’ve spoken to, to pull out some of the most interesting, unique and insightful comments that provide a window into what it’s like being mixed-race in the UK today:
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