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The Europeans – Carmen

A racist in your pub

Carmen - The Europeans
Carmen comes here every week to play pool and drink beer. In the evenings, a live Bollywood orchestra performs. The old, brown pubs have been taken over by Indians. And that’s fine. Now you can get lukewarm beer and curry. You could get that before too, but now it’s good curry. The pub’s owners, who have already had a few, carouse in the bar and restaurant. “When I first came to Europe I couldn’t go outside,” says Jinder. “Skinheads would beat me up, throw stones at me. Everywhere we went, people were white. It was an extremely racist place. Now we go to the same pubs. In fact, they go to our pubs.”

Carmen - The Europeans

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