Priyamvada Gopal, Cambridge University | September 5, 2008
The often contrived "controversies" in the media illustrate the bad state of race and politics in the UK. ++ So called truths such as "Islam is the problem" or "Racism is natural" naturalise hostility as essential to human beings and thereby legitimate the distinction between "us and them." ++ The UK and other countries desperately need to create a language which allows them to address these issues in their full complexity. ++ This may help to overcome the repetitive, media-manufactured debates which only contribute to reproducing racism.