For 500 years foreign agency in the land of Africa has been exclusively self serving and brutally exploitative. Thus it is nearly impossible to imagine any other kind of relationship between outsiders and Africans. But today, at such a crucial juncture of global transformation, it is vitally important to not only imagine, but to observe and support the building of exactly a different kind of relationship.
DJ Zhao travelled to Kampala, Uganda and Nairobi, Kenya. The following are personal observations and anecdotes, not meant to be definitive of the places described. These are his experiences.
A first person reflection of experiences at Tribal Gathering Festival, the largest gathering of indigenous representatives from all over the world, that takes place in Panama during February of each year.
At a meeting for people of color to discuss racism in Berlin recently, the theme of this particular one being “Anger”, members talked about their experiences of racism in this city, and how much they hate white people. When it […]
In the summer of 2014, a ten-block area in the middle of Kreuzberg in Berlin was cordoned off around a school in which some refugees had barricaded themselves in defiance of deportation orders. Next to the school, at the centre […]
African forms of democracy and egalitarianism exists independent of, and predates, modern Western progressive social movements. It is time we revived their histories from systematic erasure, because they may hold the key to our collective future
We are taught to believe that our modern lifestyle – which thrives on egoism, competition and inequality – is an improvement on the past. But considering the facts of the history of the human race, we may learn a thing or two from our egalitarian past
Saying “racism has always existed” is perhaps the best way to normalize and accept this modern disease of the mind, to justify its continued existence, to excuse the pandemic violence, cruelty, and injustice caused by it in today’s world