Category: Crises of Multiculture?

Rest in Power, Jo Cox

The racism of the Brexit campaign set the scene for the murder of Jo Cox. Her brutal killing is continuous with Breivik’s Utoya massacre. Then as now the peddlers of hate, from the those who ‘bravely’ spoke of the failures of multiculturalism, to those inciting hooligans…

Get Out and Stay Out – Conversations About Multiculturalism

I shall be the guest of the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights a the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada between October 31 and November 3. Please join me if you can at a debate on multiculturalism, during which I will be talking about…

Upcoming Talks

I’ll be speaking about our book, The Crises of Multiculturalism: racism in a neoliberal age at two separate events at the University of Sussex over the next few weeks. I will be speaking at the Social and Political Thought seminar series on Wednesday January 25 at…

Fresh Off the Press

The Crises of Multiculturalism: Racism in a Neoliberal Age is finally ready. My co-author, Gavan and I went to pick it up and meet the delightful Zed Books editors at their offices in London last week. Here I am checking it out. The book will be…

Racists of Europe Unite!

So David Cameron has been given Marine Le Pen’s blessing. As the new head of the racist French party, the Front national, she says, It is exactly this type of statement that has barred us from public life [in France] for 30 years… I sense an…

David Cameron Jumps on the Bandwagon of anti-Multiculturalism

We need ‘a lot less of the passive tolerance of recent years and much more active, muscular liberalism.’ David Cameron has announced that the ‘doctrine of state multiculturalism’ has encouraged different cultures to live separate lives. He went on to say that, while we are quick…

New news

It’s been such a long time since I last blogged. Over the last few months I have been a visiting fellow at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry in Berlin during which time I co-wrote a book, The Crises of Multiculturalism: Racism in a neoliberal age with…

Crises of Multiculture in Berlin

The Crises of Multiculture? (Zed Boks 2011) which I am co-writing with Gavan Titley will be prresented at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry in Berlin on July 15 with a response by award-winning journalist, Gary Younge. Across the West, something called multiculturalism is in crisis. Regarded…