Anti-Racism (Key Ideas) by Alastair Bonnett

By Alastair Bonnett

This introductory textual content offers scholars for the 1st time with an old and overseas research of the improvement of anti-racism. Drawing on resources from world wide, the writer explains the roots and describes the perform of anti-racism in Western and non-Western societies from Britain and the U.S. to Malaysia and Peru. issues coated include:* the historic roots of anti-racism* race concerns inside companies* the perform of anti-racism* the politics of backlash.This energetic, concise booklet could be an critical source for all scholars attracted to problems with race, ethnicity and in modern society extra ordinarily.

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However, the clearest manifestations of the interconnection between the acceptance and rejection of European claims to superiority were to emerge with the institutionalisation of mestizaje as a national ideology and identity. In Mexico mestizaje became allied to the nation-building ambitions of the post-1910 revolutionary regime. It also became associated with the new government’s attempts to assimilate native peoples and native symbols into the national project, a process that was undertaken under the banner of indigenismo.

However we define it, Du Bois clearly contributed significantly to ‘the anti-racist tradition’. Yet Du Bois was a product of his times, a thinker who worked both in and against the Eurocentric assumptions of the early and mid-twentieth century. Frantz Fanon: in and against the race concept The status of the concept of race provides one of the key sites of controversy within contemporary anti-racism. In the aftermath of the Second World War, and the declarations of the United Nations (as discussed in Chapter 2), to oppose the division of the world into races and to assert the term’s redundancy as a scientific form of classification, appeared to many to be the only viable anti-racist stance.

It is a personal and autobiographical account of black life in white America, an account structured around the transcribed words and musical annotation of African American spirituals. However, the book’s persistent return to the theme of racial sentiment has a highly analytical purport: to identify the way African Americans psychologically negotiate their way through the violence of white racism. This combination of narrative tones may be conveyed by reference to the opening passages of the book where Du Bois recounts the first time he felt himself being racially excluded.

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