I was born in the UK, my mother is English and can trace her ancestry back to 1066 when the Normans invaded Britain. My Dad came to the UK in the 1960’s, a Muslim Pakistani, so I am of both British and Pakistani heritage.
The question is how do I identify myself, as English or Pakistani. Well first I would describe myself as British a broad term used to describe all in th UK in a non discriminative way. Without a doubt I am as much English as most, I maybe on my father’s side Pakistani, but I am as much English as a person with a Irish, Scottish or Welsh surname. So in this case I do identify myself as English. The real question is how society identifies us people of what they call mixed race, a term that is not too nice.
My mother and fathers marriage did not…
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