This article was originally posted in the COMPAS Coronavirus and Mobility Forum. Last week I received a call from a retired health worker in London, originally from Colombia whom I interviewed earlier for my research. He asked me how I was doing and how my family were in … [Read more...] about Between (Im)mobility and Resistance: ‘Low-Skilled’ Migrants in the Pandemic
- Antonio Gramsci was a Marxist philosopher and communist politicians who wrote about political theory, sociology, linguistics and died on 1937, few years before the beginning of World War 2. Antonio Gramsci was many things, many disciplines claim him as their own. He took … [Read more...] about Antonio Gramsci on taking sides
- To be labelled ‘racist’ in contemporary times, “one must be an angry, frothing bigot ready to turn dogs on peaceful protesters or ready to blast those kneeling in prayer with high pressure fire hoses, or preparing to spit on teenagers trying to walk into a high school … [Read more...] about The dangers of reducing racism to racial prejudice
The past few days, journalists and scholars have highlighted how racial minorities are being the most affected by COVID-19. in the UK and elsewhere. Today's quote by critical race theory scholar Eduardo Bonilla Silva it to remind that this is no coincidence. … [Read more...] about Eduardo Bonilla Silva on today’s racism
I grew up in a small town in Lombardy. In history classes I remember being told that Italy was never a colonial power. The specific narrative was that: ‘Italy did try to become a colonial power but was never as successful as other European states’. My history book reinforced … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: A (missed) chance to rethink racism?