7. Racist identities: ambivalence, contradiction, and commitment
Let us begin with Kilroy-Silk, again. I expressed the judgement above that his remarks on ‘Arabs’ constituted a relatively strong form of racialization, and thereby had already entered the terrain of racism by using some of its key elements. Furthermore, his cavalier description of Arabs as inferior meant that the charge of racism has further plausibility, although I must stress that this is not the same as labelling him a racist in some absolute, definitive sense.
In support of Kilroy-Silk, he and others cited the frequent appearance of British ethnic minority individuals on
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