“Kundnani icily relates the
Kafkaesque absurdities of rejected asylum cases, as well as
case studies of biased policing and grossly inflammatory
statements by politicians. His sarcasm is finely honed.”
Is Britain becoming a more racist society?
Arun Kundnani looks behind the media hysteria to show how
multicultural Britain is under attack by government policies
and vitriolic press campaigns that play upon fear and encourage
A new form of racism is emerging,
exacerbated by the attacks of 9/11 and 7/7. It is based on a
systematic failure to understand the causes of forced
migration, global terrorism and social segregation. The result
is a climate of hatred, especially against Muslims and asylum
seekers, and the erosion of human rights. Communities are more
divided than ever. Yet the government presses ahead with flawed
policies and anti-terrorist legislation that creates further
resentment, alienation and criminalisation.
What can be done? This timely and precise
analysis is a useful account of why racism is now thriving
– and what can be done to stop it.
Arun Kundnani is
a leading commentator on racism, immigration and multiculturalism.
Foreword by A.
Sivanandan, director of the
Institute of Race Relations.
Published by Pluto Press, Sept 2007
Size: DEMY (215x135mm)