The Logic of Whiteness

by Ronald A. Kuykendall The recent fatalities involving black men and white police have a long history, coupled with a pattern of government inaction and unwillingness to take action against white perpetrators and police abuse in cases of violence against African Americans. For example, the failure of conviction or prosecutorial indictment in the fatal incidents… Read More

London’s clubs where “white is right” and “if you’re black, get back”

by Shane Thomas It’s Friday, so chances are that you may be heading out to socialise tonight (or tomorrow). Even if you’re like me, and prefer to spend most of your weekends away from the prospective nightlife of music, dancing and alcohol, there’s no doubt that it makes up a major part of some people’s… Read More

White supremacy remains intact despite the increase in interracial relationships

by Huma Munshi It’s been a strange tale of race relations of late. On the one hand, research indicates that one in ten relationships are between people from different ethnic backgrounds. Yet on the other hand, the effects of institutional racism are as potent ever. It can come as no surprise that we are seeing… Read More

Part One: Ethnic Minority? No, Global Majority.

PART ONE Editors note: We asked 10 writers for their opinion on the classifications and terminology used to describe people. We stressed there was no right or wrong answer. Below are their answers: Read Part Two: Ethnic Minority? No, Global Majority There are a great deal of acronyms and labels used by society to address and… Read More

“Blacks around the table” Absent from the Academy

by Nathan Richards “There’s an intellectual hierarchy in the world, where European cultures and intellectual traditions are seen as superior. So even if you have a very sophisticated philosophy or art form and it is somehow associated with blackness, it is automatically seen as inferior. And that’s the very nature of white supremacy; it is… Read More

Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and the Multicultural Imagination

by Rod Thomas DOWNTON ABBEY, GAME OF THRONES, THE WALKING DEAD and the Multicultural Imagination Image provided by LiveJournal There are three popular television shows that I, for the moment, refuse to watch. No one would deny the cultural power levied by George R.R. Martin‘s A Game Of Thrones, Robert Kirkman‘s The Walking Dead, and… Read More

The Blueprint of Structural Inequality

by Scot Nakagawa When discussions of racism come up, folks are quick to remind me that race is not a real thing – it’s just a social construct. I agree. Race isn’t “real” in the sense that it’s not based in biology and it sure isn’t based on geographic difference. I mean, just check out… Read More

Veiled out of discourse #AllWhitePage3

Racism and sexism, a double whammy for the Brown girl. by Amna Germanotta Riaz I have been following the #nomorepage3 campaign and am happy to see the progress made over the past few months. The campaigners quote The Independent on their About Us page: ‘THE PAGE 3 IMAGE IS THERE FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN… Read More