CONTENT NOTE: This piece will include examples of racism, rape culture, domestic violence and transphobia. by Shane Thomas With the recent incidents concerning the footballer, Dani Alves – and the subsequent #weareallmonkeys hashtag, as well as LA Clippers owner, Donald Sterling being banned from the NBA, it may give a false impression that the arenas… Read More
#WeAreAllMonkeys Today. Tomorrow You’ll Be Human Again [Don’t Bait Me!]
by Matthew Simmermon-Gomes As a doctoral student who researches the intellectual foundations of black slavery in the Americas and as a black man who writes about race and queer issues online, I am no stranger to having offensive or upsetting content tweeted at me or in my blog’s comment moderation queue. Threats, slurs, accusations, visual… Read More
Race GPS? No Right Turn Ahead
by Yasmin Gunaratnam The recent exchanges here and @WritersofColour show the continuing emotional charge of race semiotics. And that’s not to forget the generous doses of hurt innocence from those called out about their use of language. “What’s wrong with that?” the baffled MEP Godfrey Bloom asked when it was pointed out that his comments… Read More
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