The Roots of Racism

The Roots of Racism

Racism has deep roots in both the United States and Europe. This important book examines the past, present, and future of racist ideas and politics. It describes how policies have developed over a long history of European and White American dominance of political institutions that maintain White supremacy.

Terri examines the connections between immigration policy and racism that have contributed to the rise of anti-immigrant, radical-right parties in Europe, the rise of Trumpism in the US, and the Brexit vote in the UK. This book provides a vital springboard for people, organizations, and politicians who want to dismantle structural racism and discrimination.

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Some kind words from respected leaders

Aaron Winter University of East London

“In this important, timely and much needed comparative analysis, Terri Givens successfully brings together the personal, professional and political, and the different, overlapping and shared sites, forms, histories and legacies of racism and white supremacy in the US and across Europe.”

Aaron Winter, University of East London

Justin Gest

“To our ongoing dialogue about race relations and racial justice, The Roots of Racism offers a rare comparative angle that contextualizes today’s challenges in the course of transatlantic history. A showcase of Terri Givens’ unique expertise, it connects the bitter divide over immigration to the lingering politics of prejudice.”

Justin Gest, author of The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality, George Mason University

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