Tag: colonialism

Opinion: Filth: Racist Scaremongering Around Covid-19 Is Nothing New. We Have Always Blamed Racial Others for Disease
by Eleanor Penny
Western governments have every reason to opportunistically stoke sinophobia, it helps them to distract us and to dodge blame. But what they are doing is nothing new. A glance over the history of colonialism and race-making reveals a longstanding tradition of scaremongering about racial others as founts and bearers of disease, writes Eleanor Penny, in part two of a series on 'filth'. 
Johnson’s Nigerian Prison Has Been Scrapped, but His Law and Order Agenda Is Still Racist
by Caren Holmes
Boris Johnson’s plan to pay for the expansion of a Nigerian prison has fallen through, according to information obtained by FOI request. While the project's cancellation exemplifies Johnson’s habit of making ill-conceived promises he can't keep, the proposal itself offers important insight into our new prime minister's wider carceral colonial vision of “law and order” - a vision he is currently trying to implement in the UK.

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