A racist video of African children made by a Chinese man living in Malawi made headlines recently. The video sparked a wave of anger. Many Africans have criticised the dehumanising video and its worrying representation of racist attitudes held by Chinese people towards black people.
The lack of racial diversity at the top end of golf is glaring in the West. In Africa, the white community has also dominated the sport for years. Zambia’s Madalitso Muthiya is the only black African to have played in the US Open, although he was never able to take his career to the dizzy heights. In this feature we talk to him about his career and why the number of black golfers only continues to fall.
All conflicts and refugees should be treated equally — the uneven support for whites fleeing Ukraine highlights why formerly colonised peoples need to be critical of the Western camp and seek out their own peaceful path.
Robert Sobukwe was once perceived to possess more revolutionary potential than Nelson Mandela.
Though the Stellenbosch university student’s act needs to be condemned, obvious discrimination is a symptom of an ingrained hierarchical system that continues to favour white people.
After a committee of distinguished faculty drawn from across Harvard University released a report on the institution’s legacy of slavery, Harvard President Larry Bacow announced a $100 million commitment to remedy the ‘persistent educational and social harms that human bondage caused.’ Here we outline the revelations and recommendations that led to this unprecedented decision.
Hounding people born elsewhere is a form of bigotry, no less than racism or sexism. Those who believe in equal treatment for everyone should campaign against this prejudice.
Africans who have built their lives in Ukraine over many years reflect on their experiences in their adopted country, and what was waiting for them as they fled to Poland to escape the war.
Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022. The war has claimed over 800 civilian lives with millions displaced, according to the UN. When the war first started there was strong condemnation of the invasion from Africans but then it stopped. What followed has been an attitude of indifference.