Will the Azeem Rafiq Case Purge Britain of Racism?

November 19, 2021

Britain is in purgatory. Its latest racial crisis is as grave, urgent and compelling as the upheaval that followed the urban riots of the 1980s and the soul-searching over the report on the murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1999. But the latest scandal that has engulfed one of Britain’s favorite...

How to Defund the Police in Canada

July 27, 2020

The Ugly Truth in the Arab World

July 16, 2020

The Intellectual Dark Web Defends STEM

June 22, 2020

The ramifications of the expanding cultural revolution provoked by the death of George Floyd in the US have had an impact well beyond the initial debate focused on the role of police forces in a multiracial society. One movement spawned by the uprising calls itself #ShutDownSTEM. For the moment it...

The Tyranny of Algorithmic Order in Times of Revolutionary Change

June 08, 2020

Who needs reporters to cover the drama that takes place in the streets of the United States? People with cameras on their cellphones have conveniently replaced traditional news teams. The news media merely selects the videos shot by ordinary people that it will broadcast. The star journalists and...

The Deadly Disorder Behind COVID-19 and Police Violence

June 03, 2020

It was 1963 when the governor of Alabama, George Wallace, proclaimed, “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever … the name of the greatest people that ever trod this earth,” referring to people with Western European ethnic ancestry. This and the ensuing pro-segregation...

Rosy Image of US Equality Glosses Over Systemic Racism

June 21, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Dr. Tsedale Melaku, a critical race and gender scholar at the City University of New York.  The United States thrives on being a multicultural and diverse society that guarantees individual freedoms and rights to all its citizens....

White America Needs to Talk About Race

July 12, 2016

In “dishonest America,” inequality and informal segregation remain in a divided nation. Since the time of honest racial segregation in America—when whites wrote down race-based rules of exclusion—we have been formulating modes of dishonest segregation: denials of equality and inclusion...

America Must Confront Its Racial Divide

November 17, 2015

For black lives to truly matter in America, white people will have to begin to see black people as just people and black kids as just kids. For most of my life, I have believed that each of us should strive to be the best that we can be—not as individual islands seeking only personal gain, but...

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