I Guess Brown Sugar Doesn't Do It For You

I Guess Brown Sugar Doesn’t Do It For You

I guess brown sugar doesn’t do it for you   The complete disregard of the black woman by the black man is hidden under the guise of ‘preference.’ Society has conditioned black men to hate black women, the sexism brought towards black women incessantly, the derogatory slurs lurking on our timelines beg the question, when […]

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Conscious allegiance to humanity is the best counter to racism

Conscious allegiance to humanity is the best counter to racism

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 […]

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The Cape Town city council’s refusal to allow organisers to host last year’s Spring Queen Pageant at the Good Hope Centre could not wipe the smile off the faces of Spring Queen Zubeida Beyers and Spring Queen Junior Zoe Hendricks. Picture: Bheki Radebe/Independent Media

The troubling question that just won’t go away…

 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 […]

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