Racism

Is Blackface Just A White People Thing?

COMMENT By LAWRENCE MASHIYANE After seeing a viral video of Batswana comedian, William Last KRM,...

From birds’ nests to being told to fix afros – people...

What happened at Pretoria High School for Girls is but an example of the lived experiences of discrimination against African hair in schools. But...

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...

Those times Gareth Cliff pushed the limits and got away with...

South African self-styled “shock-jock” Gareth Cliff’s response to the #PennySparrow debacle and the ensuing debates on criminalisation of hate speech was to declare: "People...

Publisher of racist book’s attempts at redemption rejected

A children’s book that sparked outrage across the country because of its racist representation of coloured culture is a prime example of good intentions...

All apologies at Woodstock bicycle store accused of racism

A journalist’s allegations of racism at a bicycle repair shop in Cape Town has turned the spotlight back on racial profiling in South Africa. Dear...

Four lessons from South Africa’s boycott movement for Palestine

Moral force and international pressure have been described by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu as two struggles which parallel the South African and Palestinian case...

The Monkey Business of H&M and The Hokey-Pokey of the EFF!

It is fruitless to have debates about whether the H&M advert with a black kid wearing a hoodie saying “coolest monkey in the jungle”...

When schools are too private for cultural diversity

Racism at schools has been in the national spotlight following protests over discriminatory hair regulations at Pretoria Girls High School in August, and South...

It’s easy for the ANC to use race as a campaign...

On Friday, the ANC in an act of absurdity, marched against itself. The ANC (movement) will have an anti-racism march to deliver a memorandum...

When will we stop dehumanising, othering and abusing the black body?

The outrage over the #PennySparrow saga has been loud and clear. But between the outrage and the anger for the obvious bigotry towards the...

UWC students respond to Prof Xolela Mangcu

Self-indulgent Professor Xolela Mangcu misread our protest, write Nangamso Bomvana, Ncedisa Mpemnyama and Marx Mtoto. On Thursday the 26th of May, the Centre for Humanities...

PE high school is the latest hit by accusations of racism

It was just yesterday that an investigation was launched at a girls school following allegations of racism and prejudice by the school and its...

Rantso Mokopane On How The NWU Attack Happened

Twenty-two-year-old Thabang Mosiako, a South African athletics champion who was due to fly to Algeria for the CAA African Cross Country Championships in March...

A case for calling in and calling out, because we all...

Pro-black struggles should be inclusive and affirmative of all black identities. Mwinji Siame argues that black leaders, particularly men, need to be “called in”...

Here’s why you should think twice before naming a restaurant ‘Misohawni’

Today in WTF 2017, two white men open an Asian fusion restaurant in Melville and decide that the perfect name for it would be...

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...

What We Learned About Social Justice In Ramadan

COLUMN Social justice is intrinsically linked to the Islamic faith. The Qur’an (3:104) calls on Muslims to “be a...

Racist St John’s teacher resigns after pressure from education MEC

A geography teacher at St John’s College (SJC) in Johannesburg, Keith Arlow, resigned on Friday for making racist comments and “bringing the school into...
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