A short book, almost essay form. It’s an interesting angle on how we look at racism and how perhaps people do treat different versions of racism hierarchically. It is very well argued, although I’m not sure Baddiel helps himself on occasions with his tone. He is very accusatory and uses some examples here which, in some quarters, might be viewed as too sensitive, thereby undermining his argument which I wholeheartedly get and agree with.
I’ve heard him talk on this book too and he comes across to me as a strongly opinionated individual who meets even a hint of disagreement, with a type of stubborn condescension. Which again, I don’t think helps his cause. Still. A very good and a very important book.