Race

Protest Music and Style Iconoclasm in the Times of Celebrity Activism

Many celebrities have expressed solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement. But how genuine or meaningful is their anti-racism activism really?

Canada Needs to Reckon With the Relics of Its Colonial Past, Including Racist Statues

Canada needs to deal with its deeply racist colonial history upfront, and removing statues is only a part of that process.

‘Axone’ Is a Classic Example of a Neoliberal Understanding of Racism

By blaming the victims for their racist experience, 'Axone' ascribes to the neoliberal thesis on discrimination.

Why #BlackLivesMatter Is Relevant to India: Common History of Discrimination

Both the US and India have a long history of discrimination against marginalised groups, like the Blacks, Dalits and Muslims.

#BlackLivesMatter and Beyond: Why We Must Embrace Progressive Intersectional Politics

As anti-racism protests over George Floyd's police murder go global, now is a good time to emphasise the need for progressive intersectional politics.

“Everyone is Watching”: Two California Women on Racism and #BlackLivesMatter

Two graduate students from California talk about racism, the BLM movement, and the ongoing George Floyd protests in the US.

With Trump in the White House, the Fight for Racial Justice Gets Nastier

As protests over George Floyd's murder sweep America, the President flirts with authoritarianism. From here, things could go either way.

Riot or Resistance? Media Framing Will Shape Public’s View of George Floyd Protests

As protests over the murder of George Floyd sweep the US, media coverage will play a critical role in deciding how Americans look at the resistance.

Assamese Nationalism and the Project of Enclosing History

Erecting fences around the open field of history is a dominant feature of Assamese ethnonationalism.

Reading Proof as ‘Proofs’: The Search For The Elusive Bangladeshi in Assam

In Assam, the complex process of identity formation takes an even more deviously complex form through the course of its colonial and post-colonial history.