Opinion: Filth: Racist Scaremongering Around Covid-19 Is Nothing New. We Have Always Blamed Racial Others for Disease
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'.