33 Kenan Malik – Not so Black and White – 12.30pm Sunday 18 June – Vinson Building
Not So Black and White
12.30-1.30pm Sunday 18 June
The ‘culture wars’ have generated ferocious argument, but little clarity. Is white privilege real? How racist is the working class? Who benefits most when anti-racists speak in racial terms? Kenan Malik explores the real origins of ‘race’ in Western thought, from beginnings in the Enlightenment to our own fractious world – upending many assumptions underpinning today’s heated debates.
Kenan Malik is a writer, lecturer and broadcaster. A former Moral Maze panellist, his previous books include The Quest for a Moral Compass, and From Fatwa to Jihad – shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. Kenan will be in discussion with Matt Stadlen.