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Find your love voice or I else won’t take my fingers out of my ears, alright?

I think the writer of this post would make more friends and allies if they weren’t so inflammatory and angry all the ti… no, wait… …. [W]hen white people tell us that we need to “find our love voice” when … Continue reading

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When the people you’re shitting on start winning while playing by “the rules”… change the rules.

Hat-tip to Charred Caesia. Things they don’t teach you in your imperialist white-skin-privilege school #94 (e.g. the one I went to) When the people whose land you are busy stealing, whose culture you are destroying, start to “win”, then it’s … Continue reading

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Racism and Affirmative Action: What Tim Wise said (years ago)

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Rich white people don’t DO things like that

Listening to the radio the other morning, and they had various vox pops by South Africans in the wake of the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp (see excellent Grauniad piece by Marina Hyde). And one of them, a woman (and clearly … Continue reading

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Walking while black

I am white, male, clearly middle-class, no tattoos or piercings, very tall and wide (as in, people tend to leave me alone). Although I have been physically assaulted (Paris, 2001), and on the receiving end of verbal abuse, it’s been … Continue reading

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“I’m not a racist, but…”

Last weekend, I left a spectacularly-badly run two-day workshop at the halfway point. And the following morning, some people who don’t know me at all decided it was because we had been about to have a “speak out” about black … Continue reading

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Wise words on Trayvon Martin

Tim Wise has, as ever, told it like it is about race and America. (NB I am not saying my own country, Australia, is any less screwed up). However much has changed in the U.S. since the 1960s, or for … Continue reading

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