Tag Archives: racism and xenophobia.

OPINION: Reimagining the Caribbean Diaspora: diversity, equity and inclusion – by Lear Matthews

 by Lear Matthews

 This article focusses on the English speaking Caribbean Diaspora’s experience within the context of diversity, equity and inclusion in the aftermath of recent societal unrest and institutional realignment in the United States. Informed by a concern for social justice and cross-cultural dynamics, this writer unpacks how this population has been affected by the burden of racism and xenophobia. It highlights a continuation of courageous conversations on the topic (See Guyanese Online: February 20-21, 2021).             Continue reading

Brexit, Racism and the European Blame Game – By Peter Bloom

Brexit, Racism and the European Blame Game
Monday, 18 July 2016 00:00

BREXIT - Britain and EuropeWritten by  Peter Bloom By Peter Bloom, Truthout | Op-Ed

The United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union (EU) has sparked national and international shock as well as outrage. More than just a decision on whether the country should stay or go, it was transformed into a referendum on the continuing power of multiculturalism and toleration against the resurgent forces of racism and xenophobia.

However, this popular narrative misses how much of Brexit’s rhetoric and politics was fueled by the increasingly racist and conservative rhetoric of the EU over the past decade. In recent years,  the EU has become a vehicle for spreading neoliberalism and austerity — forcefully if necessary.   Continue reading