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About Carl Hylton

Dr Carl Hylton is a freelance researcher, social justice activist and Chairperson of Leeds West Indian Centre Charitable Trust.

 

 

Articles by Carl Hylton

This week's editor

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Guest editor Ronan Harrington introduces this week's theme: Spirituality and Visionary Politics.

Ronan is a freelance political strategist and co-creator of Alter Ego, a gathering exploring the future of progressive politics.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The Black activists who mourned Thatcher

During the re-writing of history after Margaret Thatcher's death, a story remained untold. This was the support the Iron Lady enjoyed from some Black activists, due not least to the crushing of the 'racist' union movement.

Feral savages: post-riot labelling of British Blacks

'Underclass', 'feral', 'feckless': these terms have gained new currency after England's August riots. Although not explicitly racist, together they form a coded language that casts working class and Black communities as the 'enemies within'.

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