Month: August 2009

Publications

I am currently in the proces of uploading my publications using Issuu. If you visit this page,you can view, download or print the journal article or book chapter you would like. This is a slow process, so bear with me while I get them all online.…

From post-racialism to racial consciousness

An interesting aid for teaching the problems of racelesness, post-racialism and colour-blindness to students. I will be using this in my first lecture for undergraduates who will doubtless be asking whether racism isn’t a thing of the past with the election of Obama. Although this is…

Basta burkini e kebab

Two stories out of Italy where mounting racism has become a signature of the right-wing coalition of Silvio Berlusconi, the right-wing separatist Lega nord, and the neo-fascist Alleanza Nazionale. Following the persecution of the Roma and the daily indignities suffered by immigrants held in detention centres…

The Racial profiling of SRK

Shah Rukh Khan, the cheesiest but most loved Bollywood actor was detained at Newark Airport because of his name on August 15th: Indian Independence Day. Ironically, he was in the US to promote his new movie, My Name is Khan, which is about racial profiling! Wajahat…

At the racial crossroads

Sometimes it’s funny how you come across something that tallies completely with what you are thinking/writing at the moment. This video speak to the paper I am writing now on ‘Post-race, post-politics: the paradoxical rise of culture after multiculturalism’. Excerpts to come and comments welcome on…

The Demographic Winter

Proponents of the notion that European populations are falling in to decline because of the increased birth rate among the ‘wrong type’ of people are gaining influence. There is a close link to be observed between these types of arguments and those of populist writers such…