During this event, author Arun Kundnani will join us (online) to discuss his latest work: What is Antiracism? And Why it Means Anticapitalism. In this important book, Arun Kundnani traces two traditions of anti-racist activism. Against liberal anti-racism, which views racism as an individual problem of extremist beliefs, he advocates a radical anti-racist tradition, which argues that fighting racism means striking at its capitalist roots. To have a rich discussion, we hope that everyone attending has read as much as possible from the book before the meeting, which can be bought here.
Arun Kundnani is a writer interested in racial capitalism and Islamophobia, surveillance and political violence, and Black radical movements. He has been active in antiracists movements in Britain and the United States for three decades. He is also the author ofThe Muslims Are Coming! (Verso, 2014), and The End of Tolerance (Pluto, 2007). He has written for the Nation, the Guardian, the Washington Post, Vice, and The Intercept. A former editor of the journal Race & Class, he was miseducated at Cambridge University, and holds a PhD from London Metropolitan University. He has been an Open Society fellow and a scholar-in-residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library. He is active with the Imam Jamil Action Network.
For those interested in learning more about the book, there will also be a live presentation in the spring. Updates will follow.