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Good and bad diversity latest pdf

  1. 1. GOOD & BAD DIVERSITY: THE CRISES OFMULTICULTURALISM AS A CRISIS OF POLITICSALANA  LENTIN,  UNIVERSITY  OF  WESTERN  SYDNEYSaturday, 1 June 13
  2. 2. THE CRISES OF MULTICULTURALISM:RACISM IN A NEOLIBERAL AGEWITH  GAVAN  TITLEY,  ZED  BOOKS  2011Saturday, 1 June 13
  3. 3. OVERVIEWSaturday, 1 June 13
  4. 4. OVERVIEWPost-­‐9/11  consensus  around  civilizational  threat  legitimizes  racism  (aka  ‘commonsense’)Saturday, 1 June 13
  5. 5. OVERVIEWPost-­‐9/11  consensus  around  civilizational  threat  legitimizes  racism  (aka  ‘commonsense’)‘Excessive  western  tolerance’,  ‘state  doctrine  of  multiculturalism’,  etc.  has  led  to  societal  ‘discohesion’,  threat  to  ‘personal  security’Saturday, 1 June 13
  6. 6. OVERVIEWPost-­‐9/11  consensus  around  civilizational  threat  legitimizes  racism  (aka  ‘commonsense’)‘Excessive  western  tolerance’,  ‘state  doctrine  of  multiculturalism’,  etc.  has  led  to  societal  ‘discohesion’,  threat  to  ‘personal  security’The  ‘crisis  of  multiculturalism’  is  the  contemporary  articulation  of  racism  in  a  ‘postracial’  age.Saturday, 1 June 13
  7. 7. THE GIFT THAT KEEPSON GIVINGSaturday, 1 June 13
  8. 8. TOO DIVERSE: THE REAL PROBLEMWITH MULTICULTURALISMEntropa  Installation:  The  Netherlands  is  seen  as  series  of  minarets  submerged  by  a  flood  Saturday, 1 June 13
  9. 9. TOO DIVERSE: THE REAL PROBLEMWITH MULTICULTURALISM“Nas @43 where haveI mentioned theword ‘genetics’ orthe word ‘race’?My problem is withSomali culture notSomali genes.”CAULDRON —ON 21ST AUGUST, 2009 AT11:41 AMWWW.PICKLEDPOLITICS.COEntropa  Installation:  The  Netherlands  is  seen  as  series  of  minarets  submerged  by  a  flood  Saturday, 1 June 13
  10. 10. GOOD & BAD DIVERSITYSaturday, 1 June 13
  11. 11. GOOD & BAD DIVERSITY“In  the  European  shift  to  the  privatization  of  race,  the  shifting  border  between  good  diversity,  requiring  celebration  and  cultivation,  and  bad  diversity,  diverse  matter  recognized  as  of  out  place,  is  central  to  understanding  a  particularly  influential  inflection  of  antiracialism.  How  can  there  be  racism  when  the  official  commitment  to  diversity  is  so  manifest,  and  so  mediated?”The  Crises  of  Multiculturalism  (Lentin  and  Titley)Saturday, 1 June 13
  12. 12. THE DANGERS OF CHAPATIFLOURSaturday, 1 June 13
  13. 13. ‘Europeans  know  more  about  Arabic  calligraphy  and  kente  cloth  because  they  know  less  about  Montaigne  and  Goethe.  If  the  spread  of  Pakistani  cuisine  is  the  single  greatest  improvement  in  British  public  life  over  the  past  half-­‐century,  it  is  also  worth    noting  that  the  bombs  used  for  the  failed  London  transport  attacks  of  July  21,  2005,  were  made  from  a  mix  of  hydrogen  peroxide  and  chapatti  flour.  Immigration  is  not  enhancing  or  validating  European  culture;  it  is  supplanting  it’  Christopher  Caldwell  2009:  17THE DANGERS OF CHAPATIFLOURSaturday, 1 June 13
  14. 14. CULTURALIZED POLITICSSaturday, 1 June 13
  15. 15. CULTURALIZED POLITICS“The  communication  lecturer,  who  was  there,  blurted  out  that  infamous  remark:  ‘When  I  go  to  Morocco  and  I  go  into  a  Mosque,  I  take  off  my  shoes,  so  you  can  take  off  your  veil!’.  I  am  so  used  to  hearing  this  remark  that  I  quickly  respond,  ‘Good  for  you,  but  excuse  me,  I  am  French,  I  have  my  rights  and  you  cannot  deny  them.”FATIMA  (20)  IN  LES  FILLES  VOILÉES    PARLENTSaturday, 1 June 13
  16. 16. CULTURAL SOLUTIONS TOCULTURAL PROBLEMSSaturday, 1 June 13
  17. 17. CULTURAL SOLUTIONS TOCULTURAL PROBLEMSThe  ‘crisis  of  multiculturalism’  rhetoric  is  itself  mired  in  culturalism.Saturday, 1 June 13
  18. 18. CULTURAL SOLUTIONS TOCULTURAL PROBLEMSThe  ‘crisis  of  multiculturalism’  rhetoric  is  itself  mired  in  culturalism.The  problem  is  not  with  culture  per  se  but  with  its  excess,  always  to  be  only  found  in  an-­‐Other’s  culture.Saturday, 1 June 13
  19. 19. CULTURAL SOLUTIONS TOCULTURAL PROBLEMSThe  ‘crisis  of  multiculturalism’  rhetoric  is  itself  mired  in  culturalism.The  problem  is  not  with  culture  per  se  but  with  its  excess,  always  to  be  only  found  in  an-­‐Other’s  culture.Therefore,  the  call  is  for  more  of  ‘our’  culture.Saturday, 1 June 13
  20. 20. THE BADGE OF ANTIRACISMSaturday, 1 June 13
  21. 21. THE BADGE OF ANTIRACISMSaturday, 1 June 13
  22. 22. THE BADGE OF ANTIRACISM“As  African  LGBTI  Human  Rights  Defenders,  we  are  working  toward  the  recognition  of  our  rights  by  our  governments  in  Africa.    We  do  not  appreciate  or  accept  the  efforts  of  Western-­‐based  individuals  or  organisations  who  try  to  make  our  work  for  liberation  into  an  ego-­‐boosting  publicity  campaign  for  themselves.    We  condemn  Peter  Tatchell  and  Outrage!  for  their  irresponsible  journalism  and  a  deplorable  lack  of  respect  for  the  very  people  they  claim  they  are  defending.”Signed  by  African  LGBTI  Human  Rights  Defenders,  January  2007Saturday, 1 June 13
  23. 23. POSTRACIAL AGENDASSaturday, 1 June 13
  24. 24. POSTRACIAL AGENDASPolitically,  the  concept  of  culture  is  not  dissociable  from  that  of  race.Saturday, 1 June 13
  25. 25. POSTRACIAL AGENDASPolitically,  the  concept  of  culture  is  not  dissociable  from  that  of  race.Both  culturalization  and  racialization  are  imbricated  in  the  disciplining  of  non-­‐normative  bodies  by  the  state  and  the  market.Saturday, 1 June 13
  26. 26. POSTRACIAL AGENDASPolitically,  the  concept  of  culture  is  not  dissociable  from  that  of  race.Both  culturalization  and  racialization  are  imbricated  in  the  disciplining  of  non-­‐normative  bodies  by  the  state  and  the  market.The  culturalization  of  politics  is  consistent  with  the  wholesale  acceptance  of  postracialism.    Saturday, 1 June 13
  27. 27. CONCLUSIONSaturday, 1 June 13
  28. 28. CONCLUSION“Another  thing  Breivik  shares  with  the  multicultural  lobby  is  a  powerful  sense  of  cultural  paranoia.  He  believes  “my  culture”  is  under  siege.  Only  where  mainstream  multiculturalists  tend  to  argue  that  minority  cultures  such  as  the  Islamic  one  are  threatened  by  tidal  waves  of  Islamophobia  and  general  public  ignorance,  Breivik  says  the  majority  culture  –  the  white  Christian  identity  –  is  threatened  by  the  “Islamic  colonisation”  of  Europe  and  also  by  general  public  ignorance  (he  says  ordinary  people  have  been  led  astray  by  the  media).  These  are  just  different  versions  of  the  same  sense  of  cultural  panic  that  is  fostered  by  the  multicultural  outlook.”Brendan  O’Neill  ,  The  TelegraphSaturday, 1 June 13

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