The current period has seen the rise of Islamophobia, a resurgence of fascism in Europe and constant attempts to scapegoat immigrants. This book seeks to challenge the idea that racism is inevitable by taking a critical look at the origins and history of racism in Britain and abroad. It looks in particular at the experience of the last 40 years in Britain, from the struggles of the 1970s through the 1981 riots, Stephen Lawrence and the war on terror. Highlighting key examples of black and white unity, resistance and struggle in the US and Britain, it intervenes in current debates about racism and sets out the Marxist case for how best to fight it. The eight authors shared Marxist approach and activist history ensure a smooth narrative and a clear argument for the struggle for liberation today.