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From those fabulous people who brought you apartheid…

Mandy de Waal does a re-rendering of Gillian Schutte’s letter to white people with some choice responses from South African whiteness. “Dear White people..” “Who would have the patience to even argue with this vile, senile, wicked woman?” “I have decided to start the New Year with a letter to you all. It is a

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Unpacking the discourse of domination

Gillian Schutte unpacks the discourse of domination. “I foresee a revolutionary language movement that deconstructs the lexis of domination, in which the paradigm of white “culture” claiming all the power to define the world, is finally undone. I contend again though, that we are moving into an epoch where this narrow discourse of domination will

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#WhitenessIs

True to his #whiteness, Garth Theunisen responds to Benjamin Fogel on Rhinos & TO Molefe’s critique of Cape Town and whiteness. Of course, it would be riddled with material and deliberate false dichotomies as well as a slew of me-too-isms which seek only to mystify, obscure and maintain the (re-)production of white Power and entitlement and

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I know whiteness through and through

“I know whiteness through and through,” writes Gillian Schutte. “While white concerns remain central to the master narrative — in the economy, in the press, in film and popular culture, whiteness in South Africa remains an obdurate monolith mostly in denial of the social, political and cultural privileges still accorded to whites in our unequal society. It

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