Racism in Europe

France and the hijab: The problem is France

By Iram Yousuf  Earlier this morning the French Senate passed an amendment that would make it illegal for girls...

Hijab: A choice or compulsion for Muslim women?

Over the past few years, the cloth head covering worn by Muslim women - hijab - has stirred debate and made headlines...

Why The New Mo Salah Chant Makes Me Uncomfortable

The new Mo Salah chant from Liverpool fans has been taking the world by storm. Liverpool's number 11, Mohamed Salah has been leading the...

5 more racist ads that will make you go WTF

People are freaking out over a Chinese laundry detergent ad – and rightfully so, because it's kind of explicitly racist. But, sadly, it's not...

NEWSFLASH: Adam Habib to resume position as SOAS director following investigation

The University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies board of trustees have announced director Adam Habib will resume his duties...

Racist Polish fans advocate for “freedom” for Chris Hani’s murderer

The return of live sporting events in Poland has seen a return of racist sloganing centered around the murderer of Chris Hani,...

Zwarte Piet: a Dutch tradition of blackface lives on

On the evening of 5 December, many children and adults from around the Netherlands and Belgium will get home from school and...

Algerian Football Started As An Anti-Colonial Movement

Traditionally football or sports, in general, has been thought of as apolitical. It is a space where teams and fans gather to watch their...

From Libya to Israel, the African migrant faces a dire plight

From the shores of the continent to Europe and Israel, there is no group of people around the world who are more abused and...

Why South Africa Should Not Copy Europe’s Immigration Law

Ulrich Stege is a qualified immigration lawyer who is affiliated with the International University College of Turin. He is currently a lecturer at the...

South African filmmaker thrown down the stairs by Airbnb host in...

A South African was the victim of an alleged racially-motivated attack by her Airbnb host in Amsterdam on 8 July. Filmmaker Sibahle ‘Steve’ Nkumbi was...

Trashing of H&M stores in South Africa endorsed by EFF top...

Earlier on Saturday, EFF members were seen entering a series of H&M stores - including Sandton in Johannesburg and Century City in Cape Town...

“One size fits all’ doesn’t hold water when it comes to...

Nomvuyo Treffers is the founder of Swimma, a company that sells swimming caps for women with dreadlocks, braids, long and high volume...

Extract: Get out of your Mind

In “Get out of your Mind: Lessons on embracing difference from South Africa and beyond” Luyanda Mpahlwa and Klaus Doppler use their...

Hey Europe, you’re still racist AF

RExhibit A Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan author, journalist and winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing Berlin chronicles. Am in Berlin as one of the writers on a...

How To Feel When A Coloniser State Wins The World Cup

"Why are you supporting France in the FIFA World Cup? Because of Kylian Mbappé? But France committed/commits atrocities in Africa" If you exist in...

Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire Gives A Nuanced View Into The State’s...

The current political climate is such that anti-immigration and Islamophobic right-wing policies are fast gaining traction. From this climate emerges Kamila Shamsie's Home Fire,...

Loss and food in “Crying in H Mart” and “Brown Baby”

Food and grief have a special relationship. In Michelle Zauner’s Crying in H Mart and Nikesh Shukla’s Brown Baby, the reader gets...

Our Fav “Players Tribune” Pieces This World Cup

We've seen their triumphs, their losses and their celebrations. But do we really know anything about the person behind the footballing legend? An American...

Emmanuel Macron can’t seem to stop his Africa gaffes

French President Emmanuel Macron seems determined to carry on the proud tradition of Western leaders making the worst comments about the people of Africa,...
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