VIDEO: ISJ seminar on 'Racism in Britain today'.Issue: 125
Posted: 15 December 09
with Richard Seymour
Richard Seymour, author of The Liberal Defence of Murder and the ‘lenin’s tomb’ blog presents the latest in our series of seminars.
The electoral success of the fascist British National Party and the emergence of the English Defence League has forced activists in Britain to look again at the issue of racism. Cultural racism and Islamophobia seem to supplant traditional racist ideas based on biology—but what is behind this shift and just how novel is it? Richard Seymour argues that the rise in racism in Britain is driven to a considerable extent by government policies and media reaction, both liberal and conservative.
Some of Richard’s earlier articles on racism can be found at the ‘lenin’s tomb’ blog, available online at: http://leninology.blogspot.com/search/label/racism