What is the relationship between racism and capitalism? How does Western imperialism impact racism, at the levels of the state and in everyday life? The left often talk about racism as a tool to divide a multiethnic working class. But can this explain the sheer pervasiveness and depth of racism in society? Professor Deepa Kumar discusses the dynamics of contemporary racism, offering tools for activists to understand how it works, and how to fight it.
Bio: Deepa Kumar is a professor of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University, where she is also the president of the lecturers union, AFT-AAUP. She is the author of many articles and books including Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire.