With its ‘civic nationalism’ and ‘welcoming’ attitude towards migrants and refugees, Scotland is understood to be relatively free of structural and institutional racism.
As the contributors to this book show, such generalisations fail to withstand serious investigation. Their research into the historical record and contemporary reality tells a very different story.
Opening up debate on a subject that has been shut down for too long, No Problem Here gathers together the views of academics, activists and anti-racism campaigners who argue that it is vital that the issue of racism be brought into the centre of public discourse.
Scotland’s role in maintaining and extending slavery across the British Empire is finally beginning to receive the attention it deserves. Yet there is much more that needs to be said about racism in Scotland today.
Edited by Neil Davidson, Minna Liinpää, Maureen McBride, Satnam Virdee (2018)