Racism

Xenophobic twaddle: Bush Theatre's 2036 reviewed

1 May 2021 9:00 am

The Bush Theatre’s new strand, 2036, opens with a monologue, Pawn, which takes its name from the most downtrodden piece…

The C of E has fallen for anti-Christian theories of race

1 May 2021 9:00 am

The C of E has fallen for anti-Christian theories of race

Britain is not America

25 April 2021 4:00 pm

‘If people in Wales had access to as much media coverage of decisions that affected Wales as they do of…

Olympics' organisers could regret banning 'taking the knee'

24 April 2021 4:30 pm

Knee-taking and fist-raising protests have been banned at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, with the International Olympic Committee warning athletes who flout the rules…

Two of a kind: Monica Jones proved Philip Larkin’s equal for racism and misogyny

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Monica Jones certainly proved Philip Larkin’s equal for racism and misogyny, says Andrew Motion

Why do theatres think audiences want Covid-related drama?

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Hats off to the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond. They’ve discovered a new form of racism. Some people say we…

The case against reparations for slavery

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Last week, a bill cleared the US House Judiciary Committee that would establish a 13-person commission to consider federal reparations…

The Church of England's new religion

22 April 2021 8:00 pm

This article first appeared in the 20 March edition of The Spectator.The Church of England report that was leaked to Douglas…

What does it really mean to feel English?

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Referring to the precarious future of the Union of England and Scotland, the authors of Englishness: The Political Force Transforming…

Anti-Semitism and the far left

10 April 2021 9:00 am

The comic David Baddiel has written a book which explains that much of the far left hates Jews. There are…

When 'white privilege' doesn't count

6 April 2021 6:37 pm

First off the blocks criticising Dr Tony Sewell’s report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities was Professor Kalwant…

Faux fury against the race report is unsurprising

5 April 2021 4:01 pm

Back in the 1960s, my brother, Asim, and I were smitten by the magical Manchester United trio of Law, Best…

Tony Sewell’s race report critics are guilty of gaslighting

4 April 2021 8:07 pm

The Sewell Report on Race and Ethnic Disparities is courageous, thoughtful and measured. Its relative optimism has triggered a torrent…

In defence of Flannery O’Connor

3 April 2021 9:00 am

I have a thought for the students of Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland: this Easter, why not resurrect Flannery O’Connor?…

I was Oprah Winfrey’s hero

20 March 2021 9:00 am

Gstaad Some of you may have noticed that I have not commented at all about the ongoing soap opera and…

The trouble with 'BAME'

27 February 2021 6:30 pm

Are Black people and Asians the same? Are they different from other ethnic minorities? What about Jews? And who do…

Is Black Lives Matter a voice for black Brits?

25 February 2021 1:55 am

Does Black Lives Matter speak for black Brits? The organisation’s objectives are certainly radical: it has professed public support for direct…

What 'Britain's wokest headteacher' gets wrong

23 February 2021 6:17 pm

Ah, a story for our times. And I think you know how it’s going to go. There was this junior…

The fakery of Martha Gellhorn

30 January 2021 9:00 am

Gstaad Martha Gellhorn was a long-legged blonde American writer and journalist who became Papa Hemingway’s third and penultimate wife. She…

Holding the Empire responsible for the state of modern Britain is becoming commonplace

30 January 2021 9:00 am

It seems to have become a virtual orthodoxy of the academic and publishing worlds that history and fiction now have…

The aesthetic prejudice towards white classical statues

9 January 2021 9:00 am

In the 1930s curators at the British Museum, under orders from Lord Duveen, a generous donor, scoured and hacked at…

The ‘anti-racism’ movement is sowing deeper divisions

5 December 2020 9:00 am

Why the ‘anti-racism’ movement is dangerous

I could have directed it better: Steve McQueen's Small Axe reviewed

28 November 2020 9:00 am

Unlike with every other BBC period drama series these days, I didn’t have to sit through Small Axe: Mangrove grumbling…

Racists will love it: National Theatre's Death of England – Delroy reviewed

14 November 2020 9:00 am

Death of England: Delroy is a companion piece to Death of England, which ran in February at the NT and…

Why New Yorkers are fleeing the city in droves

7 November 2020 9:00 am

New York Back when people used to read newspapers, they called it a ‘human interest’ story. Now it appears as…