Robbie Shilliam

Why Race Still Matters endorsed by Prof Robbie Shilliam

Robbie Shilliam is Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. His endorsement of Why Race Still Matters means a lot to me because he is one of the intellectuals writing on race who has bridged the European, the US and the Pacific experience in his…

New Book: Why Race Still Matters

My latest book, Why Race Still Matters (Polity 2020) was published in the UK on April 24 2020. Click here to buy For updates about readings, interviews and related online events please check my Twitter and my new account @alanalentinwriter on Instagram ‘Why are you making…

Podcast: Indigeneity, Colonialism and Institutional Racism

I was delighted to be asked by the Surviving Society Podcast to present an episode for their Spotlight Series. I asked the brilliant Dr Debbie Bargallie to have a chat about her work on institutional, racism in the Australian Public Service – out soon with Aboriginal Studies Press as Unmasking…

Racial Capitalism II: Race/Class

Continuing our focus on racial capitalism, Understanding Race discussed the relationship between race and class with a focus on Race and the Undeserving Poor by Robbie Shilliam. Using the book Futures of Black Radicalism, and in particular the chapter by Nikhil Pal Singh, we explored the…

Cedric Robinson’s Black Marxism

This is the text from this week’s lecture on Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition by Cedric Robinson. The presentation focuses on Chapter I of the book and some sections of Part II dealing with the invention of ‘The Negro’. This is the merge…

Colonial Possession, Postcolonialism and Whiteness Studies

This week in Understanding Race, we are continuing our conversation of race, coloniality and property which began last week with a primary focus on the work of Cheryl Harris, in her seminal essay Whiteness as Property, and Patrick Wolfe’s discussion of the formation of race in…

The Power to Undo

W.E.B Du Bois’ famous question, ‘How Does it Feel to be a Problem?’ has long underpinned explorations of race as a lived experience. A similar question drives Frantz Fanon querying in Black Skin, White Masks. The answer given by Du Bois sheds light on the fact that…