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How to Trump shock: a move towards critical reflection

In the coming days, news sites will be clamouring to explain how Donald Trump grabbed the whole world by the proverbial p***y. While newsrooms are hard at work rationalising how we should have spotted the weaknesses in Hillary’s campaign and other telltale signs that Trump would win, a huge population of the internet that thought itself progressive enough to never let Trump happen is moving from wokeness to insomnia. We’re trying to recover from what is being treated as humanity’s biggest own goal in the fight against all…

A letter to John Robbie, for everyone else who heard that 702 interview

Dear John, I listened to your radio show on 29 August 2016, in which you interviewed Mishka Wazar, journalist and former pupil of Pretoria Girls’ High. As you, and your network, were possibly well aware, the protest action at the girls’ school was about to bubble over into what has now been called South Africa’s #BlackGirlMagic moment - albeit by those who seem to need to understand our struggles through American bylines (that’s another discussion). So it was fitting perhaps, for the respected Talk Radio 702 - to get an…