The End of Tolerance: Racism in 21st Century Britain
Brand: Pluto Press

The End of Tolerance: Racism in 21st Century Britain

  • Publish Date: 2007-09-20
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Arun Kundnani

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'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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