Have you read Ash Amin’s new article, ‘The Remainders of Race’, yet? You can find it here [http://tcs.sagepub.com/ ] in the new issue of TCS (vol 27, issue 1). We think it’s significant enough to merit a forthcoming special section of commissioned responses (later this year) and we’d also like to hear what you make of it, so feel free to post your comments here.
Amin seeks to understand why racism so quickly resurfaces even when thought to be thoroughly dismantled, and why the steady achievements of multiculturalism in the last decades of the 20th century have melted away so fast. By reflecting on the interplay between the mechanisms that keep racial coding and judgement close to the surface, and the mobilizations of race by biopolitical regimes, he explains the contemporary ‘racialisation of everything’ as the product of mutually reinforcing mischief between vernacular and biopolitical racism.