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It’s important to acknowledge it doesn’t exist

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For some people, reverse racism is an unfeigned issue in society. They believe racism can be flipped around and made subject to the people who do not have to worry about their skin color making them susceptible to discrimination.

Essentially, they hold the belief that the roles can somehow be…

SOCIETY+POLITICS

Bans cannot stand without support

Via BBC News

Expert South African scientists reported the truth and rightfully informed the world about the new Covid-19 variant; Omicron. However, South Africa's transparency leads to isolation, scapegoating, punishment, and blame, why — it would be much easier to blame an African country, wouldn't it?

The West also has an aim to…

White owners can't continue to capitalize on Black athletes and get away with racism.

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The NBA has recently asked a law firm to investigate the Phoenix Suns after a report published on Thursday detailed allegations that Phoenix Suns owner; Robert Sarver has a history of racist, misogynistic and hostile incidents during his 17-year tenure in charge of the NBA franchise.

Since the release of…

CULTURE+IDENTITY

It continues to be a perennial issue year in and year out.

illustration by Sammy Newman via The Commonwealth Times

The end of October is here, the spicy and citrus smell of cinnamon is laced in the air, and the tangy roasted air that descends from candle wicks announces it is fall — it’s time for Halloween.

So, Halloween is around the corner and so is its social companion; cultural…

Racism is not Black people's fault

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Respectability politics are a set of beliefs holding that conformity to prescribed mainstream standards of appearance and behaviour will protect a person who is a part of a marginalised group, especially a Black person, from prejudices and systemic injustices.

What a lie.

When I was younger, — as a coping…

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