Tomiwa Owolade

There’s nothing a white person can do about racism, says Dr Kehinde Andrews

The only solution to the problem, the Birmingham City University professor argues, is to unite Africa and the African diaspora in a true revolution

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After the death of George Floyd last year, and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests around the world, racism is one of the hot-button issues of our time. And, according to Kehinde Andrews’s new book, The New Age of Empire: How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule the World, it is embedded deeply in the West:

A central thesis of this book is that White supremacy, and therefore anti-Blackness, is the fundamental basis of the political and economic system and therefore infects all interactions, institutions and ideas.

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