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David Olusoga on race and reality: ‘My job is to be a historian. It’s not to make people feel good’

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The professor and broadcaster discusses writing black Britishness back into history, the backlash this provokes – and why he’s so proud of his heritage History’s purpose isn’t to comfort us, says David Olusoga, although many in the UK seem to think it is. “History doesn’t exist to make us feel good, special, exceptional or magical. History is just history. It is not there as a place of greater safety.” As a historian and broadcaster, Olusoga has been battling this misconception for almost two decades, as the producer or presenter of TV series including
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