Frederick R. Prete argues that claims that American school exams are biased against minorities don’t stand up to close examination. What really matters is aspiration and rigorous course work.
Robin DiAngelo achieved widespread fame with her book White Fragility, delivering the ideas of Critical Race Theory to an audience of progressives. Here, Graeme Kemp reviews her follow-up, which carries on the same, Catch-22 outlook: if you’re white, you’re a racist – and if you disagree, you’re a racist in denial.
Graeme Kemp argues that Layla F Saad’s book is wrong to promote ideas like ‘white privilege’ and ignore the value of ‘colour-blind’ approaches to dealing with racism.
Prakash Shah argues that the left’s identification of revolutionary potential in Islamic fundamentalism is creating a paradigmatic shift in a public understanding in which Islamist fundamentalism, once associated with criminal violence, is now associated with ‘resistance’.
Sean Corby explains why he felt he had to take a stand against his employer’s attempts to tell him what opinions he could express at work.
A lifelong England cricket fan considers the recent report of the Independent Commission on Equity in Cricket, ahead of the formal response from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
The author is a secondary teacher of many years who wishes to remain anonymous. The summer term of 2020, still in lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, was spent doing online learning as schools were still closed. We had got into a fairly good routine, albeit with online lessons. It is a school in the […]
Professor Eric Kaufman reviews a group of recent books by Rakib Ehsan, Sunder Katwala, Remi Adekoya and Tomiwa Owolade.
Jim Butcher reviews Against Decolonisation: Taking African Agency Seriously by Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò.
Graeme Kemp proclaims Rakib Ehsan’s book as an invaluable contribution to the debate about race and identity politics in the UK today.
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