Back to the Bad Old Days? Football, Racism and Raheem Sterling

Does the abuse hurled at the footballer Raheem Sterling signify a return to the bad old days of Eighties racism? Or does it represent an excuse to slam the working classes as racist and ignorant? The question of racism in football bubbles up to the surface every now and again. Whether Ron Atkinson calling Marcel […] Read more

The Blind Spot of Race: Are the Japanese Racially Privileged?

By Shozo Kamiya Considerations on the racial privileges of the Japanese shed light on the blind spot of the anti-racist literature with highly revolutionary implications. In recent literature concerning racism, the concept of “racial privilege” is increasingly adopted as an effective tool to analyse problematic social phenomena related to racism. Whilst It can certainly be […] Read more

The Solipsism Of Identity Politics

Taken to its logical conclusion, identity politics is solipsistic in nature, diminishing understanding of the world beyond the self. To fully understand marginalisation, one needs to have experienced marginalisation first-hand. This assumption is increasingly fundamental to today’s practice of identity politics, evident in the higher credence that many people claim ought to be afforded to […] Read more