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Racing Brexit – The More Things Change the more They Stay the Same


TREC has written an article on Brexit and how it relates to and reflects upon issues of race and racism in Britain and examines the impact of racism in the Brexit discourse and process. The piece is a fascinating read going into detail on how racism is part of the British and European identity rooted in the imperialistic and colonialist essence of European history. It explores how the historical amnesia and cognitive dissonance of the White Western world affected the Brexit debate and talks about how the absence of public education about Britain’s “colonial legacy” leaves institutionalised racism entrenched in society. The article asserts that instead of this narrative engaging with race as a fact and a construct is uncomfortable, but necessary.


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