4 July 2008

Why both sides are wrong in the race debate

In his new book, Kenan Malik slams those who are turning the divisive politics of identity into a natural feature of the human condition.

Boris Johnson: London’s new PC crusader

The mayor’s sacking of a political adviser over a ‘race phrase row’ shows that he has more in common with bossy Blairites than people think.

29 April 2008

Turn on, tune in, drop out

What’s with all the mythologising about Rock Against Racism? Those self-congratulatory concerts demobilised a generation.

14 March 2008

Escape white culture – put on the hijab!

The BBC’s White Girl was stuffed with prejudices about the scum of the earth (white working-class families) and the salt of the earth (Muslims).

The student doth protest too much

Teachers should not backslap a group of teenage girls who refused to sit an exam on Shakespeare in protest against his anti-Semitism.

8 August 2007

Who does Doreen Lawrence think she is?

We all empathise with the mother of Stephen Lawrence. But we don’t have to respect her views on race, policing, Boris or anything else.

6 August 2007

Hiroshima: the ‘White Man’s Bomb’ revisited

On the 62nd anniversary of Hiroshima, read Mick Hume's essay on how the dropping of the A-bomb was the final act of a bitter race war in the Pacific.

Get this filth off our screens

Channel 4's transformation of the 'nigger incident' on Big Brother into a moral parable for the viewing public is the really offensive thing.

We need more houses, not divisive housing policies

Margaret Hodge's comments that 'residents' should get priority will only legitimise anti-immigrant sentiment.

10 May 2007

What now for the M-word?

Today, many slam the Blairites for enforcing divisive multiculturalism policies – but the critics’ solutions are no better.