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Intelligent racism?

27 October 2009
There are few more contentious topics in science than the question of whether genes determine human intelligence – particularly whether different "races" have different levels of intelligence.

John Brown’s rebellion heralded the death of slavery

13 October 2009
This week marks the 150th anniversary of a rebellion that helped end slavery in the United States. Michael Bradley looks back at a raid that many said was doomed to failure, and at John Brown, the man who led it.

Striking Women: Voices of South Asian Workers

13 October 2009
This foyer exhibition celebrates the role played by South Asian women in two vital industrial disputes – at Grunwick in the 1970s, and Gate Gourmet in 2005.

TUC vigil for victims of racism and fascism

15 September 2009

20,000 pack into Hull anti-racist carnival

15 September 2009
More than 20,000 people of all backgrounds packed into a Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) show at the second annual Freedom Festival in Hull last weekend.

Heavy policing at Notting Hill Carnival

01 September 2009

Defend the Harrow mosque

01 September 2009
"We won’t let racists or fascists divide us." That is the message from Harrow, west London, in response to plans by racist thugs in the English Defence League (EDL) to hold an anti-Muslim protest at Harrow Central Mosque on Friday 11 September.

Dominique Walker: ‘Unite against racists who killed my brother’

14 July 2009
"It is like he was dancing on my brother’s grave." That is the response of Dominique Walker to fascist British National Party (BNP) leader Nick Griffin’s claims that the murder of her brother, Anthony, was not a racist attack.

Gordon Brown panders to bigoted lies

30 June 2009
Gordon Brown is playing a very dangerous game with his pledge that "local people" will get priority for social housing.

Kafa launch meeting

30 June 2009
Around 200 people attended the launch of Kafa (Arabic for "enough") in east London on Friday of last week.

Community unites to resist attacks on Roma in Northern Ireland

23 June 2009
The simmering sectarianism that dominates Northern Ireland boiled over last week as a series of racist attacks forced more than 100 members of the Roma community out of their homes in Belfast.

Double standards on racism as leaders pour scorn

21 April 2009
Western politicians and journalists were queuing up to denounce the speech delivered by the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, at the United Nations anti-racism conference earlier this week.

The racist truth about Dutch film maker Geert Wilders

13 February 2009
The banning of Dutch film maker Geert Wilders from Britain has led to renewed arguments about free speech. Last year Maina van der Zwan from Socialist Worker's Dutch sister organisation examined his Islamophobic film, Fitna, describing it as, "a disgusting piece of racist propaganda which resembles Der Ewige Jude (The Eternal Jew), a film Nazis used in 1940 to 'expose' the Jews of Europe".

England People Very Nice: why racism and comedy do not mix

10 February 2009
I wasn’t surprised by Carol Thatcher making racist jibes. She is after all the daughter of Margaret Thatcher, who once declared that immigrants were "swamping" Britain.

Guess Who Is Coming To Dinner: photographs of mixed race Britain

10 February 2009
This exhibition tells the stories of black mixed race families in Birmingham in the 1950s and 1960s.

Exposing myths of a segregated Britain

03 February 2009
The popular perception that parts of Britain are becoming "ethnic no-go areas" is based on a misreading of the facts, population expert Ludi Simpson tells Anindya Bhattacharyya

Is racism dead? If only it were true

27 January 2009
Could Martin Luther King’s dream of a society without racism ever become a reality? For millions of people, the inauguration of Barack Obama as US president is a sign that maybe it can.

The Hounding of David Oluwale – interview with Daniel Francis

27 January 2009
David Oluwale was last seen alive on the night of 17 April 1969, as he was being beaten by police officers in Leeds. Two weeks later his body was pulled out of the River Aire.

Trevor Phillips is wrong: Police are still racist

20 January 2009
In a speech marking the tenth anniversary of the Macpherson report into the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence, the equalities and human rights commissioner Trevor Phillips argued that the police should no longer be accused of institutional racism.

Films show a history of black unity in Britain

06 January 2009
Shortly after the 1958 Notting Hill "race riots", the notorious British fascist Oswald Mosley announced that he intended to become MP for the west London neighbourhood.

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