On #ZumaMustFall, white appropriation, and the protection of white capital

#ZumaMustFall is white… and when I say that, what I mean is that the #ZumaMustFall rhetoric has been about the protection of white capital. The months and months of #Fallism in 2015, from Rhodes Must Fall to Fees Must Fall has given rise to a decolonial project; this project seeks to undermine “whiteness” – “whiteness” being a system of white supremacy, white privilege, white arrogance, … Continue reading On #ZumaMustFall, white appropriation, and the protection of white capital

Troubled Faith

Originally posted on KwaVokotheka:
The notion of forgiveness that is emphasized within the Christian faith and many other religions has caught my attention time and time again. The main reason for this is because I struggle to forgive myself and sometimes the concept to me is illogical. Living in a country that comes from a well-known history of racial oppression forgiveness has been emphasizes as… Continue reading Troubled Faith

Don’t single out (homo)sexuality in response to Israel blackmail revelations, Palestinians say

This is a must read for whoever has been commenting or thinking about recent articles concerning Israel’s blackmailing of Palistinians; which, yes, includes issues of sexuality. I find that it is often tempting to detach issues of sexuality from other issues of oppression and colonisation and make all sorts of statements, but it is important to take a step back and listen to those whose … Continue reading Don’t single out (homo)sexuality in response to Israel blackmail revelations, Palestinians say

Funding frustrations and the “saviour complex”

I’ve been reflecting recently on the trend of funding in the NGO world. Part of the reason is probably because I’m busy writing funding proposals for the NGO I work for; part of the reason is this article regarding the Human Rights Campaign‘s plans to work internationally on LGBT rights. I’ve been doing fundraising for a long time, specifically I mean writing grant proposals; in … Continue reading Funding frustrations and the “saviour complex”

The UK’s new flagship immigration bill: “Hey! We invented illegal migration! Get a life!”

A new immigration bill is the “flagship” legislation by Home Secretary Theresa May is set to create a system of “checks” where everyone accessing accommodation, healthcare, anything really, needs to present identification documents (a choice of any of the 404 EU types that are acceptable) to proof that they have the “right” to be in the UK – i.e. are not “illegal”. If you want … Continue reading The UK’s new flagship immigration bill: “Hey! We invented illegal migration! Get a life!”