ew. But this story really shows the explosion of social tensions in a place … and the perils of race discrimination as an incendiary potential for conflict. I know. Nothing new. But this story really shows the explosion of social tensions in a place where the original concept of race has never existed among the population and was only later introduced as an artificial element of control and power.
Frank the man
Brilliant article, Frank.
No punches pulled, actionable, visceral, feisty, perceptive, heartbreaking and utterly readable! Kudos! Your writing is so lucid, almost poetic!
As an Indian residing in Ireland for the last decade, I totally empathise with your frustrations & fear. Bookmarking this for future referral as there's so much to soak in!
My tuppence based on Angela Saini's excellent "Superior": Race isn't real. There is no scientific consensus that it exists. Or how many there are. Or how to classify them. Racial categories we use are arbitrary. Moulded by social and cultural constructs. I genuinely think this book is the only origin story of our species we need.
I reckon it makes a perfect science-backed companion article to your brilliant writing - so would really appreciate your feedback!