Tag Archives: Racism

Hate Speech: The Dark Twin Of Free Speech

Freedom of opinion is a farce, unless factual information is guaranteed, and the facts themselves are not in dispute. Hannah Arendt, ‘Truth and politics’, 1966. On October 20 2014, an unemployed fifty-seven year old white Norwegian man entered a supermarket in an Eastern suburb of the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Walking through the supermarket, he […]

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Aftenposten

In an op-ed published by the liberal-conservative Aftenposten on Saturday 29 May 2015, Norway’s most influential newspaper, Bushra Ishaq, a well-known medical professional and public intellectual in Norway reflects on my and Cora A. Døving’s short introduction to racism, ‘Hva er rasisme?’ ['What is racism?], Universitetsforlaget 2015. Available in Norwegian here: http://www.aftenposten.no/meninger/kronikker/Bushra-Ishaq-Vi-kan-ikke-imotega-rasismen-om-vi-ikke-kan-kalle-rasistiske-ytringer-for-rasisme-8037246.html  

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Arts Council Norway

In a meeting on May 15 2015, the Arts Council of Norway selected my and Cora A. Døving’s short introduction to racism, entitled ‘Hva er rasisme?’ ['What is racism?], Universitetsforlaget, 2015 as one of 19 (out of a total of 71 titles nominated by Norwegian publishers in the Academic Prose category) which the Arts Council […]

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Hate speech, the letter and the law

This month has seen the publication of the very first primer on hate speech in my native Norway. Associate Professor Anne Birgitta Nilsen’s (Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway) primer is of particular value in that it addresses hate speech, its social, political and legal implications in a short and succinct form which makes the book’s […]

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Racism 2.0

This year (2014) has seen the publication of two extraordinarily important academic monographs on racism – its histories and legacies. In drafting a primer on racism entitled Hva er rasisme? [What is racism?] due out for publication in Norwegian with Universitetsforlaget in Oslo (a main academic publisher in Norway) in early 2015 in a series […]

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