Tag Archives: White

UNDERSTANDING THE POLITICS OF BLACK WOMEN’S HAIR

Black women’s hair is the bad type; very tight, coiled, dense and closely knit. It grows at a slow pace and when washed it becomes almost half its entire length. From a young age many black girls have grown up

ON STUDENTS PROTESTS, LAW, VIOLENCE AND MEDIA BIAS!!!

Ever since the commencement of student protests, beginning with Wits university on Wednesday the 14th of October, which has now, a week later, spread to UCT, Rhodes and other institutions, the students have had to undergo a trial by white

THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND WHITE DOMINATION IN SOUTH AFRICA!!!!

In his seminal non-fiction work Decolonising the Mind: the Politics of Language in African Literature, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o evaluates the complicit role of language in literature and elsewhere in consolidating some of the ongoing contradictions in post-colonial Africa. Likewise, the

THE FEES AND DECOLONISATION ISSUES AT WITS, UCT & OTHER VARSITIES

In 1929, Belgian Surrealist artist, Rene Magritte completed a painting of a smoking pipe and titled it: The treachery of images. The caption of the image: This is not a pipe (translated from French – Ceci n’est pas une pipe.).

WHAT IS NELSON MANDELA’S LEGACY?

In paying tribute to Nelson Mandela the corporate media and Hollywood should not conceal his mistakes or glorify him as a flawless personality whose character is without blemish. His role in the liberation struggle should be acknowledged just like many