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The rise of white identity politics

Even a decade ago, discussions of “white identity” belonged to the fringes. Today it has become a significant political issue on both sides of the Atlantic

A plane flies over the stadium with a banner reading 'White Lives Matter Burnley' during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester.

“White Lives Matter Burnley!” ran the banner trailed by a plane above the Etihad stadium, Manchester City’s ground, during a match with Burnley in June. Since the Premier League resumed after the coronavirus hiatus, players and officials have “taken the knee” at the start of matches in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement against racism and police brutality.

The stunt was roundly condemned by almost everyone: Burnley captain…

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