Category Archives: African-Americans

Notes on ‘race’ in a supposedly ‘non-racial’ time

But race is the child of racism, not the father. Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between The World And Me, 2015. Thinking through differences The drafting of a commissioned article on the contested concept of ‘race’ for a special issue of the Norwegian sociological journal Sosiologisk Tidsskrift  later this year has availed me with an opportunity to re-visit […]

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The Moral Imagination of Ta-Nehisi Coates

It is hard to face this. But all our phrasing – race relations, racial chasm, racial justice, racial profiling, white privilege, even white supremacy – serves to obscure that racism is a visceral experience, that it dislodges brains, blocks airways, rips muscle, extract organs, cracks bones, breaks teeth. You must never look away from this. […]

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Writer, Scholar and Social Anthropologist at KIFO – Institute for Church, Religion and Worldview Research

 Hva er rasisme?Book cover of my most recent title ‘Hva er rasisme?’ (‘What is racism?) with Cora A. Døving, Universitetsforlaget 2015) in. Released on the 15th of January 2015. Read moreAnders Breivik and the Rise of IslamophobiaMy book on the right-wing terrorist attack on the 22nd of July 2011 in Norway is available through Zed […]

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