Racism

Goodbye London, Reykjavik here I come

4 November 2017 9:00 am

I have a message for the London mayor, Sadiq Khan: you and your policies stink! While the fuzz are busy…

Racism is a grey area

28 October 2017 9:00 am

This book is an exercise in crying wolf that utterly fails to prove its main thesis: that Europe is abandoning…

Perishable goods

14 October 2017 9:00 am

  Labour of Love is the new play by James Graham, the poet laureate of politics. We’re in a derelict…

Richard Nixon in September 1968

His dark materials

14 October 2017 9:00 am

In this giant, prodigiously sourced and insightful biography, John A. Farrell shows how Richard Milhous Nixon was the nightmare of…

Woman of a thousand voices

30 September 2017 9:00 am

‘On air, I could be the most glamorous, gorgeous, tall, black-haired female… Whatever I wanted to be, I could be……

The dwarves of death who control your TV

30 September 2017 9:00 am

My own fault, I suppose, for turning on the television. Not an action I undertake very regularly these days, because…

Theresa May’s phoney war

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Next month, Theresa May is expected to launch her long-awaited audit into racial disparities in public services. We are being…

An orchestrated race storm

16 September 2017 9:00 am

A fascinating story has emerged from a north-western leftie quadrant of the United States: the sacking of British conductor Matthew…

Low life

2 September 2017 9:00 am

I arrived for lunch a bit late and was led to the dining table. Our hostess disappeared back into the…

Letters

26 August 2017 9:00 am

In defence of General Lee Sir: In your leader ‘America’s identity crisis’ (19 August) you state that ‘When General Lee…

Making sense of an unjust world

26 August 2017 9:00 am

These three timely works of creative nonfiction explore the question of race: chronicling histories of colonialism and migration; examining the…

Beyond the pale

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Setting off to spend a year teaching English in Zhejiang province in south-eastern China, I expected plenty of surprises. But…

A vicious reaction to a very bad word

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Having a nigger in the woodpile and a skeleton in the closet are closely related problems, although subtly different. In…

High life

13 July 2017 1:00 pm

I was going through my paces in Hyde Park, sweating out the booze, raising the heartbeat with short wind sprints,…

The trouble with diversity training

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Is diversity training snake oil? According to its proponents, women and minorities are not competing with white men on a…

Donald Trump represents the new normal – on both sides of the Atlantic

19 November 2016 9:00 am

What was your favourite response from the liberals to Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election? Actress Emma Watson…

Romans, racism and Sadiq Khan

14 May 2016 9:00 am

‘Racism’ refers to the belief in racially determined inferiority, most often recognised in body-type, about which, by definition, nothing can…

Voting Remain is an act of heartless snobbery

14 May 2016 9:00 am

One of the interesting features of the Brexit debate is that it has laid bare a schism in British society…

What Labour needs now is a takeover by real left-wing radicals

7 May 2016 9:00 am

The party needs real radicalism – it is in the hands of an ugly simulacrum

The new, acceptable face of racism

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Exactly a year ago this week I was at a dinner party when a famous opinion pollster leaned over to…

Training the horse from hell

30 April 2016 9:00 am

There were moments while reading this sprawling, ambitious novel when I thought I was reading a masterpiece. But at other…

Dark magus: Don Cheadle as Miles Davis in ‘Miles Ahead’

‘Do black movies really not sell?’: Don Cheadle on Miles Ahead

16 April 2016 9:00 am

Don Cheadle talks to Jasper Rees about the long, hard road to bringing Miles Davis’s life to the big screen

What makes the white working class angry? Twits like Hsiao-Hung Pai

19 March 2016 9:00 am

This is a quite remarkable book. Badly written, devoid of anything even vaguely approaching a methodology, patronising, hideously mistaken on…

Beyoncé at the Super Bowl? I prefer the anti-racists of Millwall

13 February 2016 9:00 am

My most thrilling moment of 2016 so far — aside from watching a smug-looking woman carrying a copy of the Guardian…

If you’re stupid enough to let migrants in, at least treat them as people

30 January 2016 9:00 am

We were on our way to a party in south-east London when my friend, Rob, saw the graffiti. Sprayed with…