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Introduction global raciality: Empire, postcoloniality, decoloniality


This book takes on the challenges of global raciality. Across many countries, often the most powerful in their regions, there has been a notable rise in right-wing, racist, or quasi-racist social movements, a shift that often extends beyond movements to state policies and practices. In the US, Donald Trump rose to power on white supremacist ideology that specifically addressed working-class white voters, and his first moves included a selective ban of Muslims from seven countries. In India, Hindu nationalists who target Muslims, other religious minorities, adivasis (indigenous peoples) and Dalits (untouchables) for assimilation or elimination, have been running the government for several years. In Latin America anti-indigenism and anti-black policies and politics are on the rise, and Asian racialities are also being revived and politicized. The right wing has steadily risen across much of Europe, deriving a great deal of its political energy from Islamophobia and negrophobia.

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