Tag Archives: white supremacy

The burning – what of it?

No! Thoughtful as her response to the burning is, and chilled as many of us are by the symbolic violence made manifest, I cannot simply accept not only expecting but demanding more of emancipatory movements than we do the establishment that oppresses them as a point of departure.   Can we reasonably expect or even demand,

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Facing your complicity in white supremacy hurts, but suffering it hurts more: On being a good white

In November, last year, I received an message from an old friend from university concerning my attitude towards white supremacy and the complicity of white bodies in it through acts of whiteness. I probably read and re-read it a great many number of times, fiercely debating with myself whether I should ignore it, give a

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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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Your anti-racist Black friend is not your personal race-barometer: on being a good white

So, last week, I found this video of a Phil Donohue discussion on race and racism which aired on PBS in America, about 22 years ago. I found it rather astonishing that this conversation is being had, today, on the same terms as it was then. Interestingly, one of Phil’s guests says exactly the same in 1992.

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My white husband calls me ‘nigger bitch’ during sex

A heartbreaking story which reflects, albeit quite extremely, the experiences I and plenty of Blacks in my experience have had in intimate relationships with white folk. This is why I find so much power and sense in this piece from which the excerpt below comes. “i deal with racism everyday. i would like my house,

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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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Sex-pest rocks varsity

 KwezilomsoM writes on when Black sex-pests become the easy scape-goats of entrenched institutional violence against womyn. “The front page story in the Sunday times on 3 March 2013 (Sex-pest rocks varsity) is not just an innocent and brave exposition of a violent sex-pest. What it is, is a dangerous attempt at absolving the institutions (with

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