Trisha Goddard tearfully recalls 'pretending to be white' as a child
Trisha Goddard grappled with the racism she was exposed to in her life and how when she was a young girl she put talcum powder on her face and "pretended to be white".
The presenter was in the UK on Good Morning to talk about her mother Agnes' experiences when she came to the UK in 1955 when Monday the 72nd anniversary of the arrival of Caribbean migrants on the SS Empire Windrush in the UK.
Goddard, 62, got whiny as she talked about the hard work her West Indian mother did to send the television host and sister to school.
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"In many ways I miss her and just talking about her makes me very emotional and in a way I'm glad she's not here to see ... I would tell her about some racist abuse I got .
Trisha Goddard attends the National Television Awards 2020 at the O2 Arena on January 28th, 2020 in London. (Photo by Karwai Tang / WireImage)
"I remember when I was a little girl I got talcum powder and mixed it with water and put it on my face and pretended to be white," Goddard recalled with tears.
She added that it had "broken" her parents' mood to witness the windrush scandal, in which people from Commonwealth countries wrongly said they were illegal in the UK.
The mother of two paid tribute to her mother on Monday on her Instagram page when she asked the kids to learn "the real story of Britain."
Last week the hostess announced that after Leigh Francis 'apology for portraying black celebrities, including Goddard, she was on Bo' Selecta! "Was subjected to worse abuse."
It came after talking about how her children had been bullied at school for portraying their mother on the Channel 4 show.
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