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‘White fragility’ is damaging SA universities

Academics at a recent meeting called for white liberals to acknowledge they ‘are the problem’

How our heritage is reduced to ash

Whiteness once again robs black and brown South Africans of their legacy by reducing it to ‘Braai Day’

Dove advertisers can’t wash away the stain of whiteness

The advertisers have shown themselves to be either tone deaf or terribly ignorant — or both.

We’re living La La Land

In this era of post-truths and mediocrity, this pastiche of a movie that masquerades as an original deserves to win.

​Un/Settled: The absolution that wasn’t, and the meaning of being white today

Un/Settled is a documentary and multimedia project that explores “white” identity in South Africa as it is destabilised and questioned.

Letters to the editor: April 1 to 7 2016

Readers write in about state capture, whiteness, the 'colonial literary system', and the Kardashians.

Racism and the Whiteness Default

As white people we are raised to think we are central to everything, especially in relation to other races, writes Gillian Schutte.

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 stick their necks out in public.

The importance of having a voice

The current debate on whiteness has let the elephant out of the room, says <b>Charles Villet</b>.

End to whiteness a black issue

Apologising for the past or paying a tax merely demobilises claims for reparation from blacks, says <b>Andile Mngxitama</b>.

The story of humility and silence

The explosion of white outrage on white people and how they should "cultivate humility and silence" tells its own story, says <b>Crispin Hemson</b>.

White fear, white shame

The nature of the response to Samantha Vice is noteworthy, and worth trying to understand, writes <b>Lucy Allais</b>.

Vice of white silence

The gist of Samantha Vice's plea is that history places a moral burden on whites, writes <b>Mvuselelo Ngcoya</b>.

‘Just equal’ — what do I want?

We need to learn to dance together without standing on each other's toes, says <b>Lynn Maree</b>.

Transparency a cure for the ‘resources curse’

The move to make mining companies disclose government payments could benefit Africans says <b>Sipho Moyo</b>.

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