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Black History Month Week 3

16 Oct, 2015

From Racism to Islamophobia and beyond: the changing face of discrimination


A man in glasses looking at the camera

Using text, images and footage from popular culture – including comedy shows from the 1960s and 1970s – this accessible and engaging talk will trace how expressions of discrimination have shifted from notions of ‘race’ and ‘colour’ in the wake of post-war mass migration to those relating to ‘otherness’ and ‘difference’ in the 1970s and 1980s through to the most recent expressions that have tended to focus on ‘religion’ especially ‘Muslim-ness’.

This talk will conclude by thinking about the future in particular the recent emergence of discourses about ‘illegal immigrants’ and the importance placed on ‘British values’.

Please email to book your place at blackhistorymonth@bham.ac.uk



Danford Room – 2nd Floor, Arts Building

University of Birmingham

Birmingham, B15 2TT