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Engaging with race is an unforgiving affair, however one approaches it, writes Michael Morris. If embracing it can be, and perhaps always is, tainting – as it flirts with the fiction of difference – seeming to disown it, in the sense of pretending it is unaffecting, is surely delusional, as it overlooks the power and […]
No one has tackled the awkward yet urgent question: just where does the “coloured” belong? writes Dr Siona O’Connell. I was struck by the comment made by a UCT student who approached me after a lecture last week. “I must thank you, Siona,” she said quietly, “for talking about the ‘coloured’ experience at UCT, as […]
Debates around race and its role in undoing the ‘rainbowism’ of our early democratic era have attracted much attention of late. It is not surprising. What is baffling though is how the bigotry of an East Coast realtor would be the straw that would break the proverbial camel’s back and set social media and society […]
Janet Smith spoke to Jonathan Jansen, Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the University of the Free State, about how to raise a non-racial child. 1. I don’t agree with this view, that racism is entirely a consequence of economic inequality. In that case, you’d have to explain middle class American racism. It is importantly a function […]