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No Problem Here: Understanding Racism in Scotland

  • Augustine United Church 41 George IV Bridge Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1EL United Kingdom (map)

Does Scotland have a problem with racism? With its ‘civic nationalism’ and ‘welcoming’ attitude towards migrants and refugees, Scotland is understood to be relatively free of structural and institutional racism.

As the contributors to this book show, such generalisations fail to withstand serious investigation. Their research into the historical record and contemporary reality tells a very different story.

Opening up debate on a subject that has been shut down for too long, No Problem Here gathers together the views of academics, activists and anti-racism campaigners who argue that it is vital that the issue of racism be brought into the centre of public discourse.

Scotland’s role in maintaining and extending slavery across the British Empire is finally beginning to receive the attention it deserves. Yet there is much more that needs to be said about racism in Scotland today.

The speakers will also talk about sectarianism in Scotland which remains alive in Scotland despite newspaper reports of it's demise.

We are keen to hear your thoughts and experiences!

Please come along and join the discussion with Editor and writer Neil Davidson and contributors Maureen McBride and Allan Armstrong

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No Problem Here: Understanding Racism in Scotland edited by Neil Davidson, Minna Linnpaa, Maureen McBride and Satnam Virdee