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Racism is still very much with us. So why don’t we recognise it?

The latest article, by Gavan Titley and myself, part of the Guardian’s series on Racism in a Digital Age which includes articles by Gary Younge and Mehdi Hasan.

Not long after he was Photoshopped picking crops in a field by Paolo Ciani, a councillor for the rightwing Italian Future and Liberty party, the footballer Mario Balotelli was subject to a further visual “tribute” from Gazzetto dello Sport. While Ciani sneered at Balotelli’s “migrant” background, the Gazzetto’s King Kong cartoon can be placed in an established history of racist stereotypes. In the ensuing criticism, the paper admitted it should have shown better taste, but rejected accusations of racism. Read more on The Guardian’s site…

Alana Lentin