What meanings can be attached to divisive symbols, and with what consequences? Isabel Gilbert explores the history of the Confederate flag and its reception, from the Civil War to the Dukes of Hazzard and, eventually, the Capitol Riots.
Molly Corlett reflects on the links between her research on racial trauma in the eighteenth-century, and her work for youth justice reform in Britain today.
As Donald Trump is acquitted for inciting the Capitol riots, Micah Jones asks what justice looks like in a legal system that privileges whiteness. To understand the roots of the spectacular events at the Capitol, she argues, we must turn our gaze to the quotidian violence of the Jim Crow grocery store.
In the early morning on Sunday 18 January 1981, a fire broke out at 439 New Cross Road in the London Borough of Lewisham. The fire was almost certainly the result of a deliberate racist attack. Thirteen young Black Britons lost their lives as a result.
How can racialised and Islamophobic terms in common currency in Sri Lanka today be traced back to British colonial rule in the late nineteenth century? Shamara Wettimuny explores the formation of racialised colonial identities and legacies of exclusion.
On the 7th May 2020, at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK, news broke that this year’s Notting Hill Carnival would be cancelled. Set to take place this August Bank Holiday weekend, the cancellation was a first in the Carnival’s more than fifty-year history. A few weeks […]
The Black Report, a landmark critique of health inequalities that barely discussed ‘race’, turns forty today. Grace Redhead and Jesse Olszynko-Gryn investigate the legacy of the report for the age of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter.