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AFRICAN STATESMAN CECIL RHODES IN 1892.

Six Years: Why Rhodes must fall

For weeks I had tried to keep out of the fray of the Rhodes discussion happening in UCT and Rhodes and other university and public spaces in South Africa. Rhodes university, in particular, because of the sore and broken state it had left me – thanks to the violence of the white supremacist capitalist heteropatriarchal

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How to be a reverse racist: an actual step by step guide to oppressing white people

I’ve just about had it with white people claiming “reverse racism” at every off chance their whiteness is called into question and proactive measures are taken to reverse almost 400 years of their institutionalised privilege at the expense of Blacks. Several weeks ago, I posted on my personal facebook account a meme making mirthless jest

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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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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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