On April 1, I stumbled upon an article in Vice on a newly launched academic journal about Somalia. That an academic journal had been launched didn’t seem to be news in itself but the author took exception to the fact that a journal about Somalia did not have a single Somali voice. As far as the author of the article is concerned, this is yet another case of White Privilege in … [Read more...] about What do we mean by White Privilege?
Today, I was in my tutorial class listening to my teachers assistant discuss the topic of embedded knowledge and white privilege. As a class, we began to deconstruct the topic of white privilege and to my dismay, a few students decided that was the chance to express their feeling surrounding the topic and how unfairly the term ‘white privilege’ marginalized them. I truly … [Read more...] about Take a look into White Privilege
The grand narrative of post-colonial race relations in Uganda centers on the displacement and expulsion of 90,000 Indians by Idi Amin whom he accused of racism and unfair privileges. Much less is written about the White community in Uganda in Amin’s era or in contemporary times. The recent events surrounding the racialized job advertisement specifically excluding qualified … [Read more...] about Shell and Bolton’s Discriminatory Advert in Uganda Highlights the Problems of Race in Africa
2013 has certainly been a jam packed year as far as race relations, transgressions, debates, faux pas and offences, both blatant and otherwise, are concerned. The most prominent incidences of this barrage of overt and covert racist attacks on the brown (black) global community are the Treyvon Martin tragedy that happened last year and the subsequent trial and … [Read more...] about Give Us Free: Why Talking About Race is Still Necessary (Part 1)