Tag: racism

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”

Impacts of Islamophobia on Some Muslims in Two Western Countries

From the wide range of studies, reports and publications, from such bodies as SETA[1],[2] and academics [3](many of them CARR Fellows), it is evident that Islamophobia in both Britain and Europe has accelerated over the past 15 years to the extent that is has become as normalized in society as has anti-Semitism. Normalization is as… Continue reading “Impacts of Islamophobia on Some Muslims in Two Western Countries”

Quarantined Radicals: Right-Wing Extremism In The Age Of COVID-19

Researchers are asking if this era of self-isolation will increase radicalization, but they need to look at the existing extremism COVID-19 is exacerbating. There have been articles published that assert that there will be an uptick in far-right radicalization due to shelter-in-place orders currently occurring in many countries across the world—not to mention most of… Continue reading “Quarantined Radicals: Right-Wing Extremism In The Age Of COVID-19”

Anti-Asian Racism Amid COVID-19 Echoes US History Of Blaming Immigrants For Disease

President Trump, Republican lawmakers, and right-wing pundits’ blame of China for COVID-19 has resulted in a surge of anti-Asian hate crimes in America. The Center for Immigration Studies bills itself as an “independent, non-partisan, non-profit, research organization.” Its executive director, Mark Krikorian, has consistently denied accusations of racism, saying his organization’s opposition to most immigration… Continue reading “Anti-Asian Racism Amid COVID-19 Echoes US History Of Blaming Immigrants For Disease”