January 11, 2018 — Press release
Written by Institute of Race Relations
How, asks the January issue of Race & Class, are the principles of neoliberalism reinforced through the racial dimensions of governance, the criminal justice system and the media?
Elizabeth Jones, assistant professor of Pan-African Studies at the University of Louisville, explores the prolific imposition of fines and fees on urban communities in the US for low-level offences, serving to reinforce race and class inequalities and embed colourblind racism of neoliberalism in criminal justice. IRR director Liz Fekete and criminal justice expert Lee Bridges analyse the weaknesses of the UK’s Lammy Review, into BAME experiences of the criminal justice system, which avoids mention of institutional racism and instead focuses on disproportionality, resulting in episodic analysis that does not addressing the overall system.
In the face of the worst refugee crisis since the second world war, former immigration barrister Frances Webber critically reviews the controversial book, Refuge by Collier and Betts. Webber dismantles the claims made in the book – that allowing refugees into Europe is wrong and controversial – and exposes how corporate, neoliberal solutions to the refugee crisis deny the true causes of the problem. Yiannis Mylonas and Matina Noutsou examine how the principles of neoliberalism and the acceptance of austerity are marketed, by examining the Danish press coverage of the 2015 referendum in Greece.
- Remembering Balfour: empire, race and propaganda by Dan Freeman-Maloy
- Just wars of accumulation: the Salamanca School, race and colonial capitalism by Ashley J. Bohrer
- Racism, fines and fees and the US carceral state by Elizabeth Jones
- The ‘Greferendum’ and the Eurozone crisis in the Danish daily press by Yiannis Mylonas and Matina Noutsou.
- Whitechapel Boy by Chris Searle
- Lammy Review: without racial justice, can there be trust? By Liz Fekete
- Lammy Review: will it change outcomes in the criminal justice system? By Lee Bridges
- CARF: the life and times of a frontline magazine by Jenny Bourne
- Refusing refuge by Frances Webber
- The Rise of the Arab American Left, by Pamela Pennock (Fouad Moughrabi)
- Policing the Planet: why the policing crisis led to Black Lives Matter, edited by Jordan T. Camp and Christina Heatherton (Jon Burnett)
- What is Islamaphobia? Racism, social movements and the state, edited by Narzanin Massoumi, Tom Mills and David Miller (Shereen Fernandez)
- The Revolt of the Black Athlete: 50th anniversary edition, by Harry Edwards (Braham Dabscheck)
- The Bone Readers, by Jacob Ross (Chris Searle)
Free access to all four 2017 issues of Race & Class, available to download here
The Institute of Race Relations is precluded from expressing a corporate view: any opinions expressed are therefore those of the authors.
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