With attacks on multiculturalism by political leaders and racism on the rise since the attacks of 9/11 and 7/7, Arun Kundnani a leading commentator on racism, immigration and multiculturalism provides a timely and precise analysis of why racism is now thriving- and what can be done to stop it in his book ‘The End of Tolerance: Racism in 21st Century Britain’.
Kundnani explains how in the current era of global terrorism, forced migration and social segregation a new form of racism is emerging bringing with it a climate of hatred, especially against Muslims and asylum seekers, and the erosion of human rights. This incisive book provides an important contribution to the ongoing struggle against racism.
“Kundnani icily relates the Kafkaesque absurdities of rejected asylum cases, as well as case studies of biased policing and grossly inflammatory statements by politicians. His sarcasm is finely honed.”
‘In The End of Tolerance (Pluto), Arun Kundnani provides a detailed and well-researched account of the rise of anti-Muslim racism in Britain. Kundnani’s chilling conclusion is that racism has become integral to British political discourse, with routine demonisation of refugees, immigrants and Muslims.’ – Ziauddin Sardar
‘Read Arun Kundani’s just-published, searing book, The End of Tolerance: Racism in the 21st Century (Pluto Press). Racism never passed away. It just became acceptable when globalisation incited an unprecedented movement of the people, and some villainous Muslims blew themselves up in the US and Europe. These two simultaneous occurrences have lethally wounded anti-racist, internationalist politics.’ – Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
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|Date:||25th May 2011 (Wednesday)|
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