The Problem with Respectability Politics

So today social media was all a buzz. After the horrific ordeal when someone was attacked at Leytonstone station by a knife-wielding man and his subsequent arrest, a hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv emerged. The right wing papers lauded it as the British thing to do, and what a typical London response. This made me a bit nervous.

I’m always cautious when right wing papers want to champion hashtags and respectability politics. Always.




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