It’s Not About Whiteness, It’s About Wealth

- 12:00 pm
Sat 2nd March 2024
Remi Adekoya provides a courageous and urgent intervention into one of the most important debates of our time – one in which we often seem curiously incurious about what would lead to genuine equality among groups.

What really matters when it comes to race?

Western conversations on race and racism revolve around familiar themes; colonialism, the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and the ideology of white supremacism form the holy trinity of the race debate. But what if we are neglecting a key piece of the puzzle? Something that explains why a racial order persists today despite a moral consensus it should not.

In this session, Remi Adekoya argues that – in our capitalist world – it is socioeconomic realities which play the leading role in sustaining racial hierarchies in everyday life and in the global big picture, something regularly overlooked in the current debate. Financial power is what enables ultimate influence over events, environments, and people, and, as Adekoya expertly demonstrates, it is money more than anything else that maintains the racial pecking order. Exploring immigration, technology, media, group stereotypes, status perceptions and more, his book shows how wealth determines what’s what in key domains of modern life, and how this affects racial dynamics across the globe.

An incisive, insightful and open investigation into the links between financial power and racial hierarchies, Remi sheds much needed light on the status and power imbalances shaping our world and reveals what needs to be done to combat them going forward.

Suitable for: 12 years and up
Remi Adekoya

Malvern St James Girls’ School

15 Avenue Road
Great Malvern
WR14 3BA

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