Racism

“Black Muslims are getting tired of being considered less of a...

At the end of 2015, the hashtag #BlackInMSA went viral on social media, sparking a conversation around the experiences of black Muslims as they...

Hashtag, power to the people

We've become accustomed to seeing hashtags everywhere - from adverts to protest placards. TSHEPO RAMONYALUOE ponders the ability of hashtags to change the course of...

Oh look! Penny Sparrow has black friends!

A hilarious video of Penny Sparrow's "black friends" entitled "Wonderful, Thoughtful Black People" has been doing the rounds - and trust us, you have...

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...

“I wish it was apartheid then you’d see,” Knysna resident tells...

Race and racism have captured the national conversation this week, with Penny Sparrow’s comments on black beachgoers highlighting issues of exclusion, white entitlement and...

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...

It’s the brazenness of Penny Sparrow’s racism that shocks us

Within hours of Penny Sparrow posting a racist diatribe on Facebook bemoaning the dirty escapades of black people on a Durban beach, she has...

It’s 2016 and racists must be schooled

South Africans have had enough – they’re calling out racists where they see them, most often on social media. And racists would do well to...

Stellenbosch University answers to Parliament about racism allegations [video]

Stellenbosch University management on Tuesday appears before Parliament’s portfolio committee on Higher Education and Training to report on it's progress in bringing transformation to...

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...

Six hokey reasons for Mcebo Dlamini’s racism

Controversial student leader Mcebo Dlamini is facing criminal charges from the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD). This comes after Dlamini, now former...

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...

Supporting Hitler to protest white racism is “dangerous territory” – Steven...

It is dangerous to consider axed Wits SRC president Mcebo Dlamini’s controversial admiration of Hitler as a contribution to the black struggle against racism....

Cape Town’s “Inclusive City” anti-racism campaign, aka #NotAllCapetonians

Cape Town has a racism problem. We know that. In a new campaign that seeks to build an inclusive city, the City of Cape...

#RhodesSoWhite: Rhodes University students call out racism on campus

Students at Rhodes University have had it with Cecil John Rhodes and institutional racism at their university so, of course, they started a hashtag...

Racism? What racism?

Capetonians sometimes complain that the Mother City isn’t as racist as the rest of us make out. But with 15 race-related cases heard by...

Making excuses for racism: “This is how whiteness operates”

The furore over allegations of racism at the 12 Apostles’ Azure restaurant is beginning to calm down, but in its wake, some South Africans...

Eating out in Cape Town: a starter of racism, anyone?

Following a string of much-publicised racist incidents in public spaces around Cape Town last year, criticism of the city as a hub for racism...

When racism, Islamophobia and #BringBackOurGirls collide

What happens when racism, Islamophobia, and #BringBackOurGirls collide in a single advertisement for charity? More to the point, how does that even happen? RA'EESA PATHER explains.I...
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