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Racism is being re-engineered

Professor James Allan, Garrick professor of law at the University of Queensland, joins Michael to discuss his recent article that explores ‘mistaken identity politics.

Professor Allan writes ‘To call another a ‘racist’ back during the days of the US civil rights movement was to allege that that person was unable to ignore skin colour. The transgressor treated those with one skin pigmentation differently than those with another and did so for no reason other than that. Instead of ignoring race, he made it central, and so he was labelled a ‘racist’.

‘Fast forward half a century and the world has literally turned upside down. Today the charge of racism, at least for those who inhabit the virtue-signalling realms of ‘woke’ central, has transmogrified into the claim that you are – wait for it – ignoring race.’

You can read Professor Allan’s full article here; https://www.spectator.com.au/2020/07/mistaken-identity-politics/

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