Race and Violence, the European Way
by Russell A. Berman
April 26, 2012
Race and violence—and their politicization—are by no means exclusively United States phenomena. On the contrary, contemporary European societies display similar troubling tendencies, marked by the fragmentation of ethnically-mixed populations, the spread of extremist ideologies, a growing willingness among radicals to engage in violence, and the propensity of politicians to instrumentalize racial and ethnic anxieties for electoral purposes.