whiteness debate

 
We’re living La La Land
We’re living La La Land
La La Land deserves its record-breaking 14 Oscar nominations, I realise. When I saw the movie, I wasn’t blown away.
​Un/Settled: The absolution that wasn't, and the meaning of being white today
​Un/Settled: The absolution that wasn't, and the meaning of being white today
We grew up in the years just after apartheid ended and since primary school, we have been told we are children of the rainbow nation. Today there is...
Letters to the editor: April 1 to 7 2016
Letters to the editor: April 1 to 7 2016
The notion of “state capture” sounds very bad and one appreciates the unequivocal and vehement rejection of it (
Racism and the Whiteness Default
Racism and the Whiteness Default
I was invited to debate Pretoria University political philosophy lecturer, Dr Louise Mabille, at the Café Riche in Pretoria on Friday. I...
Race and class: Divide and conquer?
Race and class: Divide and conquer?
In a racist world, it's nice when people who benefit from racism, such as Samantha Vice, not only recognise it, but also, going beyond the...
The importance of having a voice
The importance of having a voice
The current debate on whiteness has let the elephant out of the room. Samantha Vice's position, which ignited the debate, is controversial because...
End to whiteness a black issue
End to whiteness a black issue
Three projects to "rescue whiteness" were launched with varying levels of intensity in South Africa recently. First was the call by Archbishop...
White fear, white shame
White fear, white shame
An unlikely provocateur -- a quiet, thoughtful, original, careful philosopher, working in Grahamstown -- created a public stir with an article she...
The story of humility and silence
The story of humility and silence
The explosion of white outrage and resentment that greeted Samantha Vice's thoughts on white people and how they should "cultivate humility and...
Vice of white silence
Vice of white silence
More than 350 000 people have seen the famous "Don't touch me on my studio" clip on YouTube alone, but who remembers what prompted it?
The self-righteous attack
The self-righteous attack
My friend and colleague Samantha Vice unintentionally sparked a volatile public debate by advancing the view that white selves damaged by apartheid...
'Just equal' -- what do I want?
'Just equal' -- what do I want?
Born just after World War II to white English-speaking parents, I grew up with all the privileges of being white: schools with science labs, sports...

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