This article by Tiffany Jenkins raises some very significant questions regarding the way migration museums and other initiatives related to this subject handle history.
“The message that “we are all migrants” suggests a retreat from a story about the nation determined by its existing elites to one where the nation is made up of migrants. That national story is evidently difficult to tell. Both exhibitions neglected to touch on why the migrants and refugees chose a particular nation and their impact on it — why did people decide, in difficult circumstances for example, to go to France? Why Britain? How do those two nations differ from each other? These questions are neither raised nor answered.”
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