Interviewed by the largest Norwegian tabloid newspaper Verdens Gang (VG) on racism in Norway, the abiding Norwegian myth that racism is ‘there’ and never ‘here’, and the dire need for a new government action plan against racism.
Category Archives: Civil rights
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 […]
First published September 13 2013 at: http://blogg.uio.no/prosjekter/plurel/content/the-trouble-of-thinking-about-religion-and-law There are few contemporary legal scholars who offer more profound and incisive analysis of the relationship between law and religion in the USA and elsewhere than Professor Winnifred Fallers Sullivan. My own familiarity with Sullivan’s work came via the anthropological scholar Talal Asad, whose work on the vexed […]
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. […]