Tag: racism

How The Radical Right Is Mansplaining Black Lives Matter

Radical right misogynists are falsely claiming the root cause of the Black Lives Matter protests isn’t racial injustice, but fatherless homes. The Black Lives Matter movement is monumental not only because it has challenged the significance of material monuments to historical racism, but also because it has sparked multiple globalized campaigns against all forms of… Continue reading “How The Radical Right Is Mansplaining Black Lives Matter”

Black people are tired of explaining racism, but why are white people still not speaking out?

For white people to stay silent and do nothing is to remain complicit in the racist structures that one claims to want to change. Many black writers are no longer speaking to white people about race – they have had enough of explaining the issues over and over again. And, as we have seen in… Continue reading “Black people are tired of explaining racism, but why are white people still not speaking out?”

COVID-19 Highlights Anti-Asian Racism Rampant In Canada

COVID-19 has sparked anti-Asian racism in countries around the world. In echoes of its anti-Asian history, Canada is among them. Just like many other white-dominated countries, Canada has seen a rising tide of anti-Asian racism since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. ‘Traumatized’ by the spread of another virus of the same family in 2003 (SARS-CoV), COVID-19… Continue reading “COVID-19 Highlights Anti-Asian Racism Rampant In Canada”

Will COVID-19 Be Another Pearl Harbor Moment for America?

History shows that Americans, when asked to put political and economic differences aside to fight a common enemy, haven’t always succeeded. Dr. Jerome Adams, the surgeon general of the United States, made an announcement on March 23 warning Americans of the mounting death rate likely to occur over the next few weeks as COVID-19 spreads… Continue reading “Will COVID-19 Be Another Pearl Harbor Moment for America?”

COVID-19 Will Have Long-Lasting Effects on Migration

The vicious cycle of suppression, spikes in migration, renewed hostilities and reintroduction of restrictive policies could continue for years after the pandemic. A dangerous cycle for immigrants has begun. On April 20, President Donald Trump announced that he would sign an executive order to temporarily halt immigration into the United States in order to curb the spread of… Continue reading “COVID-19 Will Have Long-Lasting Effects on Migration”

Busloads of Antifa Protestors: Rumors, Racism, and Moral Panics

From 1791 to 1804, the Haitian Revolution took place. Spurred by slave revolts, the revolution led to the founding of an independent state ruled by non-whites, and more importantly, formerly enslaved people. The people of Haiti liberated themselves from their white colonizers, challenging long-held white European beliefs about the agency of Black people and their… Continue reading “Busloads of Antifa Protestors: Rumors, Racism, and Moral Panics”

I Predict a Riot: An Analysis of White Supremacist Propaganda in the Wake of the George Floyd Murder

The murder of George Floyd has sparked increasingly violent protests across the United States in an outpouring of fury and frustration, and an eruption of long simmering racial tensions. An analysis of the social media platforms Gab and Telegram, in the week following his death, has demonstrated how white supremacists are capitalising on this civil… Continue reading “I Predict a Riot: An Analysis of White Supremacist Propaganda in the Wake of the George Floyd Murder”

The Influence of Memes on Far-Right Radicalisation

Memes remain an important potential influence on far-right online radicalisation and cannot be overlooked as an aspect of internet culture. The far right has always thrived in the online space, however scholars Lisa Bogerts and Maik Fielitz suggest that the advent of Web 2.0 catalysed “a process of (post-) modernisation” within the movement, thus creating… Continue reading “The Influence of Memes on Far-Right Radicalisation”

When racism meets misogyny – doxxing white women in interracial relationships, ‘white genocide conspiracies’ and authoritarian punitivity

On May 14th 2020 VICE published an article about a website ‘register’ that doxxes interracial couples.  It provided a database of white women who dated black men. After it drew media attention, the white supremacist page was seemingly hacked and then taken offline. On its social media presence, however, the website’s author encourages others to… Continue reading “When racism meets misogyny – doxxing white women in interracial relationships, ‘white genocide conspiracies’ and authoritarian punitivity”