Prejudice

Education MEC and St John’s community seek expulsion of racist teacher

A prestigious private boys’ school, St John’s College (SJC) in Johannesburg, has found a senior teacher guilty of numerous racist remarks directed at learners....

Unlearning Gandhi: A South African Narrative

South Africans are excessively familiar with the history of Mahatma Gandhi for many reasons. The historic train incident that happened at a railway station in...

Maytha Alhassen And Natalia Molebatsi On Afro-Palestinian Solidarity

“We have to speak about our solidarity with the people of Palestine. It is urgent and it is important,” South African poet and writer...

It’s time we redefined masculinity as the LGBTQIA+ community

Society’s definition of masculinity and what a man should be has created a huge divide within the LGBTQIA+ community that needs serious attention. Traditional...

Apartheid Denialism And Freedom Of Speech

Why is apartheid denialism in South Africa not a crime? More to the point, why is apartheid denialism not even mentioned in the bill...

The final word on #TipGate and the bullied white waitress by...

The official statement.  Over the past three weeks, there has been a national and international uproar about what has now come to be known as...

Five on-stage acts of racism – Jesus, twerking & the KKK

Racism is alive, well and kicking ever so freely in the music business. It seems it’s not enough to simply entertain a crowd these...

If You Are A White South African, Please Read This

COMMENT I was really, really scared to put this online. But that fear, is the exact reason why I am doing it, writes LISA GOLDEN. Yesterday...

The Weekly Dissident: Myesha Jenkins, socialist, feminist, internationalist “race woman”

In the Weekly Dissident today, Mphutlane wa Bofelo converses with feminist activist and poet, Myesha Jenkins. MwB: I understand that you only started writing upon...

Five ways people are trying to subvert Trump’s inauguration

US president-elect, Donald Trump, is set to be inaugurated on 20 January 2017. No, you’re not having a nightmare. It’s real. But, while presidential...

When we prioritise books over people, we only create new symbols...

A library went up in flames, and it’s all some of us can think about. For those who attended UKZN, like myself, it's personal. These...

The media sells black pain: a woman’s experience from #FeesMustFall

The media has been criticised for the way it portrayed students in the #FeesMustFall protests as “ungrateful hooligans” but few have criticised the manner...

Why we’ve had enough of this casual harassment

Last week one of our reporters proposed that we begin a new project, a series perhaps, that deals with the harassment that South African...

Yumna Moosa’s superiors are still trying to prove her as incompetent

Dr Yumna Moosa, whose video about harassment and racism at a public hospital went viral last week said the support she’s received since publishing...

Asijiki Coalition: Decriminalise Sex To End Workers’ Agony

"Sex workers are being persecuted everywhere for doing the only work that can help them make ends meet. Decriminalisation would not only help them...

Palestinian young people’s future hangs in the balance

ActionAid SA's Katherine Robinson reflects on her recent visit to Palestine and the struggle of Palestinian youth. She says that this Youth Day, it...

Oxfam’s Admission of Sexual Abuse In Haiti Points To Deeply Entrenched...

The international NGO sector is a multibillion dollar industry and one vital to the survival, stabilisation and reconstruction of communities globally, but what happens...

Incest is icky, but for Jon and Daenerys it’s not immoral

*spoilers for Game of Thrones season seven finale ahead* So Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow finally got it on. All that romantic tension, handholding and...

Five ways black bodies resisted conforming to old white traditions in...

The year of asinavalo has come with nothing short of dololo chill. Black bodies have resisted assimilation and conformity with white traditions in various...

#FeministHackerBarbie: Who said Barbie needs help from a bunch of guys?

Have you met Feminist Hacker Barbie? She's the Internet's answer to a book which suggests that Barbie isn't smart enough to be a computer...
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