What Have We Got Wrong About Antiracism? Aaron Bastani Meets Arun Kundnani

After the summer of 2020, the liberal consensus was that in order to tackle racism one had to look inwards. White people had to look inside themselves and ‘do the work’.

In 2023 this ethic has spread from well-meaning allies on Twitter to the HR departments of corporate behemoths like BlackRock, all while institutions that consolidate and expand systemic racism go largely unchecked. It’s almost as if the liberal answer to racism actively distracts from doing any real good.

To discuss the evolution of antiracism, Aaron is joined by Arun Kundnani, author of ‘What is Antiracism: and Why it Means Anticapitalism’, available now from Verso.

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