white privilege

 
Strip away the blackface that causes so much pain
Strip away the blackface that causes so much pain
The prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, seeking re-election for a second term, has been caught up in a media storm over accusations of...
Still fighting “black privilege” in fair Cape
Still fighting “black privilege” in fair Cape
Privilege (n): a special right or advantage that only one person or group has.
Deconstruct irrational debates in SA
Deconstruct irrational debates in SA
A few weeks ago, I warned that if South African society is to emerge from the tragic socioeconomic legacy of apartheid in a meaningful way, we will...
Voting sheepishly (but not like a sheep)
Voting sheepishly (but not like a sheep)
Everyone was dressed warmly.
White women, black men: Same WhatsApp group
White women, black men: Same WhatsApp group
Despite the tempting simplicity of reductionist approaches to making sense of our world, many of us are beginning to grapple with the irreducible...
Daring to be black in a white space
Daring to be black in a white space
Speaking about South Africa’s transition to democracy on her Jacaranda FM radio show earlier this month, Tumi Morake said: “It’s like a child...
Silence is no answer to injustice
Silence is no answer to injustice
For years now, anti-rape activists have been working publicly to eliminate rape culture. They have not won the battle. The apparent mistake they...
Cultural barriers must fall
Cultural barriers must fall
About 4.5-million students globally were studying outside their home country, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)...
​Three Ps against progress
​Three Ps against progress
Three Ps stand between the progressive vision of our constitution and reality for most of our people: privilege, patronage and patriarchy.
Pietermaritzburg Girls High: Codes of conduct won’t fix entrenched racism
Pietermaritzburg Girls High: Codes of conduct won’t fix entrenched racism
Monday’s social media storm around racism at Pietermaritzburg Girls High School, where a white pupil allegedly used the...
Provocateur vs racist: The bigotry double standard
Provocateur vs racist: The bigotry double standard
Politicians who depict themselves as swashbuckling outsiders have helped the rise of right-wing demagoguery throughout much of the West. It's the...

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