Educational achievement: individual aspiration and effort counts! 

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.

Book review: ‘Nice Racism: How progressive white people perpetuate racial harm’ by Robin DiAngelo

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.

Book review: ‘Me and White Supremacy’ by Layla F Saad

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.

Mainstreaming jihad

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: what my dad taught me and why I fight for my belief

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.

Is English cricket racist, and is much more EDI needed?

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).

A secondary school teacher’s experience of anti-racism

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 […]

Book reviews: Minority Reports

Professor Eric Kaufman reviews a group of recent books by Rakib Ehsan, Sunder Katwala, Remi Adekoya and Tomiwa Owolade.

Against Decolonisation

Jim Butcher reviews Against Decolonisation: Taking African Agency Seriously by Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò.

Book review: ‘Beyond Grievance: What the left gets wrong about ethnic minorities’

Graeme Kemp proclaims Rakib Ehsan’s book as an invaluable contribution to the debate about race and identity politics in the UK today.