Category Archives: #WhitenessIs

#WhitenessIs

#WhitenessIs Garth Theunisen. More gems from a practical expert on #whiteness, white-racism & douchebaggery. Concerned that it is the colour of his skin that I found objectionable, I explain to him that #whiteness is a project not a skin tone. Entreated to read up on the subject and consider, for one moment, that the fact

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South Africa: Let’s talk about race

Over the last few weeks, there has been a hundreds of years old conversation happening in South Africa on whiteness, white-racism and white Power. The conversation was reopened (not that it was ever closed) by Gillian Schutte’s letter to white people on which I reflect. Esther Athi-Nangomso Nkopo and Andile Mngxitama advance a response which situates Schutte’s

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There’s no unlearning whiteness, despite what ‘anti-racists’ say

Reflecting on the structural positionality of white people in a social order which affirms and celebrates their whiteness, Athi-Nangomso Esther Nkopo and Andile Mngxitama argue that there can be no unlearning whiteness despite what ‘anti-racists’ say. “Essentially this “anti-racism” industry appeals to whites to be nice about their whiteness and white supremacy, and not rub

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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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#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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