Tag Archives: Bantu Biko

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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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Reflections on an epistle to white people

Yesterday morning, on my breakfast online media trawl, I ran into Gillian Schutte’s latest epistle to white South Africa. “Dear white people,” it opens, “[I] implore you to wake up and smell Africa with a fresh white nose.” Intrigued by what Schutte might have say to whites following a year of powerful pieces calling out

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Black souls in white skins? Bantu Biko on white liberals

In what should be core reading for all Blacks, Bantu Biko honestly exposes and engages the totality of white Power, even among those who would count themselves allies,and its disruptive effect in the political project for a true emancipation of Black subjectivity from white Otheredness. In short, but with such deep insight, complexity and nuance,

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