Remembering Stuart Hall: race and nation in Brexit Britain


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Almost half a century later, self-declared ‘moderates’ were chanting ‘Out! Out! Out!’ at their Brexit parties, while racial hate crimes are increasing. As we enter a potentially ‘new’ time in our nation’s historical development, we have to question how far we have come in the past fifty years in terms of separating definitions of Britishness and Englishness with romanticised understandings of whiteness. In this context, it is vital we do not forget the work of the late Stuart Hall – had he lived for a few more years, I am convinced he would have been at the forefront of resisting the current ‘post-Brexit racism’, even in his old age.


Ali Meghji




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