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Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Let’s talk about #cancelColbert

I think Colbert’s stunt itself was incredibly annoying especially as his satire is often based in a smug ironic whiteness--and yes, smug people, I get that it's a character and that's how it's being presented. This doesn't mean that as a person of color I have to like it or that I can't feel that it's problematic...

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Cape Town Pride’s Race Card

It’s beginning to seem that with every major pride event in South Africa comes an accompanying discussion of the country’s underlying racial fault lines. In 2012, Johannesburg Pride infamously erupted in clashes between groups who wanted...

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

The New Yorker covers violence against lesbians in South Africa

Charlayne Hunter-Gault, an African-American reporter based in South Africa, has penned a piece in this week’s New Yorker titled “Violated Hopes” (subscription required) that covers the contentious topic of sexual violence directed against black South African lesbians....