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Anti-racism and the failure of the Left Wing: Royal Holloway hosts insightful discussion
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Anti-racism and the failure of the Left Wing: Royal Holloway hosts insightful discussion

On Thursday the 24 November, Royal Holloway held a public discussion on the failure of left-wing politics in the fight against racism, with the title “Anti-racism: has the Left Failed?” Hosted by the Women of Colour Collective and the Left Forum, the two-hour talk featured representatives of both societies, accompanied by esteemed journalist, Wail Qasim, and NUS Black Students’ Officer, Aadam Muuse. There were five panellists in total. The event comes after the British decision to leave the EU in June, as well as the surprise election of Donald Trump in the United States earlier in the month. Both decisions have been perceived as movements of the traditional left towards more right-wing politics, especially concerning immigration and issues of race. Accordingly, the chairman introduc...