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George Yancy and Paul Gilroy: What ‘Black Lives’ Means in Britain

George Yancy: In a review of the 2013 movie “12 Years a Slave,” you wrote that neoliberalism — the unquestioning faith in free market values taken to ideological extremes — essentially ignores the existence of systemic racism, and presents it as “anachronistic.” This worldview, which so many of us in the West confront in society, you wrote, “decrees that racism no longer presents a significant obstacle either to individual success or to collective self-realization.” This made me think of, among other things, the killing in April of Walter Scott, a black man who was shot in the back eight times by a white police officer in Charleston, S.C. 816 more words

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Today, I had an amazing coffee chat with my best friend. We were discussing white supremacy and shadism in Arab countries, unpicking the complex racial, tribal and class divides that allows racism to thrive so openly. 590 more words

This is Deptford not Dalston Part 2

We have to start from what I consider to be some simple, but often unspoken or avoided truths: gentrification is about ‘race’,culture, class, age, and gender. 727 more words

Twilight City 1989

Publisert 11. apr. 2014

A fictional letter from a daughter, Olivia, to her mother in Dominica is the narrative thread connecting interviews from (predominantly) black and Asian cultural critics, historians and journalists. 285 more words

Hugh Muir Reviews “90 Degrees of Shade: Image and Identity in the West Indies”

90 Degrees of Shade: Image and Identity in the West Indies – 100 Years of Photography in the Caribbean (Soul Jazz Books, 2014) is a new photography book that examines culture, politics, religion and tourism in the Caribbean over the past century. 401 more words

Caribbean Culture

New Book: Stuart Baker’s “90 Degrees of Shade: Image and Identity in the West Indies – 100 Years of Photography in the Caribbean”

90 Degrees of Shade: Image and Identity in the West Indies – 100 Years of Photography in the Caribbean, edited by Stuart Baker, with a foreword by Paul Gilroy was published by Soul Jazz Books (2014). 344 more words

Caribbean Culture

FROM THE ARCHIVES: BETWEEN CAMPS

Continuing to plunder the archives while I am away, this is the third in my series of old book reviews on the theme of race, identity and difference. 1,318 more words

Culture & Books