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    ‘I’m not “racist” but’: Liberalism, Populism and Euphemisation in the Guardian

    BROWN, KATY (2021) ‘I’m not “racist” but’: Liberalism, Populism and Euphemisation in the Guardian. In: Capitalism's Conscience. Pluto Press, Chicago. ISBN 9780745343365

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    With the resurgence of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests, and their spread to the United Kingdom in Spring 2020, the Guardian adopted a mostly unambiguous approach to the movement, offering broad support, whether in its editorial, news or opinion pieces. This was even the case when the statue of slave trader Edward Colston was toppled in Bristol, with an editorial stating that it was ‘a long time in going’.1 This not only departed from many instances of mainstream coverage and reactions, which were more cautious and warned against illegal acts for example, but also from the approach the Guardian itself had taken in the past when discussing racism and the resurgence of the far right in particular.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: Communication studies; Media studies; Press & journalism;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies > Media Studies
    Item ID: 17981
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    Depositing User: Dr Katy Brown
    Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2023 15:34
    Journal or Publication Title: Capitalism's Conscience
    Publisher: Pluto Press
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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