white privilege

 
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...
Imagining the Loeries from the future, where the current inequalities are dealt with
Imagining the Loeries from the future, where the current inequalities are dealt with
It is Saturday night in the Durban Convention Centre. The Loeries, a live commercial for the advertising industry, are about to begin. A woman’s...
White men also perpetrate acts of violence
White men also perpetrate acts of violence
As Oscar Pistorius is set to return to jail soon, I think of the death of Reeva Steenkamp, three years ago, and reflect on the elements that make up...
Letters to the editor: November 6 to 12 2015
Letters to the editor: November 6 to 12 2015
The notion of “white privilege”, as discussed in Simon Hartley’s article (
Use your privilege to destroy privilege
Use your privilege to destroy privilege
During the first nine days of the #FeesMustFall protests, white students were recognised – glamourised, even – for forming a melanin-deficient...

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