Thought all English people were rich

KulchaleeOne of our interviewees talks about the expectations of Jamaicans travelling to the UK and how shocked they were to find people here living in poverty.








Err a elder Jamaican person told me that when, you know when they were living, when they were, cuz they were born and bred in Jamaica, and when they was dealing with English people, they thought that all English people were rich people, because they were working for big land owners and so on and so on. When they came here and saw white people in poor impoverished they were shocked, because what they grew up with that they were all people giving them jobs err, you know, none of them was not poor people, so they found that quite shocking.

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