The End of Tolerance: Racism in 21st Century Britain

The End of Tolerance: Racism in 21st Century Britain

Arun Kundnani

Language: English

Pages: 240

ISBN: 0745326455

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

'Before you can solve a problem you have to understand it. Arun Kundnani not only understands the roots and ramifications of contemporary racism but explains it clearly, linking the local, the global, the political and the cultural. An incisive book at a decisive moment.' Gary Younge 'An illuminating analysis of the historic development of British racism, and how this has evolved into the current debates about the demonisation of immigrants, asylum-seekers, Muslims, the war on terror, segration, assimilation, multi-culturalism and Britishness.' Herman Ouseley, former Chair of the Commission for Racial Equality 'Kundnani expertly dismantles the racism informing much of current political discourse. This is an important contribution to the struggle against racism.' Councillor Salma Yaqoob, Vice-Chair of Respect 'Kundnani guides us through the history and origins of the nebulous forms of today's "new" racism, placing economic and political exploitation back at the heart of the issue. An invaluable book for confusing times.' John Pandit, member of Asian Dub Foundation 'Cutting through the media-hyped public hysteria on issues around multiculturalism Kundnani has produced a highly accessible and valuable historical analysis of racism shaping contemporary policy-making.' Ruhul Tarafder, 1990 Trust Is Britain becoming a more racist society? Arun Kundnani looks behind the media hysteria to show how multicultural Britain is under attack by government policies and vitriolic press campaigns that play upon fear and encourage racism. Exacerbated by the attacks of 9/11 and 7/7, Kundnani argues that a new form of racism is emerging that is based on a systematic failure to understand the causes of forced migration, global terrorism and social segregation. The result is a climate of hatred, especially against Muslims and asylum seekers, and the erosion of the human rights of those whose cultures and values are perceived a

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Service and contribution, or was it a universal right? This issue was initially regarded as marginal but in fact went right to the heart of what the welfare state stood for. The tension was reflected, for example, in the early debates about access to the National Health Service in Britain, which were caught between the principle of universal access for all residents and the narrower need to promote the ‘racial health’ of the nation – as pioneers such as Sidney Webb had understood it. While.

Fringe for some time and was already implied by the drift of public discourse on immigration over the previous five years. As a member of the shadow cabinet, Powell put his own stamp of authority on such sentiments. He introduced that perennial theme of British racism that has reverberated through newspaper columns up to the present day: the notion that a British majority has been abandoned by a ‘liberal elite’, which is in thrall to empty cosmopolitan ideals and which knows nothing of the true.

Of authoritarian and brutal ‘favoured’ regimes and the covert use of assassination, terrorism and warfare to destabilise ‘uncooperative’ states, no matter what the human rights costs and long-term effects on those societies. In the meshing of these two gears, the formal principles of national sovereignty were shredded while the long-term structures of Third World underdevelopment, instability and violence were given their familiar shape. In each specific case, local factors gave a different form.

Therefore, provided little guarantee for capital that incoming labour met its needs. In addition, globalisation increasingly depended on the relatively free movement of managers and professionals, particularly in the IT and finance sectors. Centre Left intellectuals had, for some time, been returning from visits to California’s Silicon Valley with optimistic tales of a new kind of economy, based on a ‘cosmopolitan openness’ in which immigration was central to success.2 The journalist Jonathan.

Sanction being expulsion. At the centre of this transformation is the introduction of ID cards containing biometric information (fingerprints or iris scans), which the Home Office regards as its primary tool for policing the migrant population. In the ID cards legislation that was passed in 2006, cards are not initially compulsory for the majority of the British public. But migrants, refugees and other foreign nationals have to pay for biometric identification and register their details on the.

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