With her writing, and her work as a publisher, Morrison brought the African-American experience to the fore in the US and around the world.
In her creative and critical work, Toni Morrison sought to remap the contours of American literature and culture.
America is not safe for Black people in particular, who are constantly victimised, and killed by the police. In general, the country is not safe for everyone with a spate of domestic terrorism cases. Following two recent mass killings within 24 hours, America’s unwillingness to accept it has a grave problem with White terrorism has continued to raise eyebrows.
Poverty porn is and has always been a means of exploiting the poor and their suffering for financial gain and general consumption. It has become so mainstream and effective that the word “poverty” is synonymous with the developing world. Even with a wealth of knowledge and resources at our fingertips, divisive and limiting narratives still abound.
The hit series “When They See Us” on Netflix and the racially biased incident that just took place in Phoenix, Arizona, are reminders that the vision of the majority of white people are still clouded by racial bias.
Che Guevara’s image has been used for everything from fashion shows to revolutionary posters. But his image still means something and represents change and resistance by everyday people. Why?
Social media presents a powerful platform for creating multiple stories about Africa.
Kanye West’s statement that slavery was “a choice” has caused an uproar. Surprisingly the comment was supported by many people but the remark continues being challenged by critics. Kanye’s statement shows an ignorance of the history, structure and legacy of slavery and racism.
Emboldened by media attention and referring to herself using the classification ‘trans-black’, Rachel Dolezal has resurfaced, causing me to wonder why she would continue perpetuating this myth. There is no more blatant example of what some refer to as ‘white privilege’, says Alex Wood.