Archive for March, 2012

March 28, 2012

The Militant Negro™

By Jueseppi B.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The recent slaying of Black 17 year old youth Trayvon Martin by caucasian 28 year old George Zimmerman has divided America along racial lines. That does not mean all caucasians are standing over there while all people of color are standing over here. What that statement means is all racist, evil, hateful, scared caucasians, or people period who are racist irregardless of their skin color, are standing over there. All humane, intelligent, loving, warm, caring concerned members of the human race are standing over here.

 

The white privilege in America is being exposed to those not fully aware it exist. Ever wonder why everything good and just is associated with the color white? “As pure as the driven snow”. “Good guys wear white”. White the color symbolizes pure, virginal, good. We dress our pure virgin brides in white. “White…

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March 24, 2012

March 21, 2012

Equal Writes

by Briyana Davis

When I first saw “Shit Girls Say,” I didn’t get it. The video was just a guy in a blond wig, saying random things I’ve heard a lot of people say, including my parents, my brother, my uncles, and my grandparents. I didn’t laugh, but I didn’t really take offense either. I just found it confusing and subsequently didn’t wish to keep up with the slew of “Shit that X say” videos that followed.

That is, until “Shit White Girls Say…to Black Girls” popped up on my tumblr feed. I immediately found it much more intriguing than the original. My first response: TOO REAL. But seriously. I’d heard these things before. I’d heard almost every single thing.

It starts off with a black girl, Chescaleigh, in a blond wig saying, “Not to sound racist…” in various locations.  Experience has taught me that anything started with this phrase…

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March 16, 2012

Mazibuko

Another Countryside

This statement is authored by Ruth Hall and Andries du Toit, Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS)

The DA’s notice in respect of the introduction of a Private Member’s Bill on Communal Land Rights is right about one thing: poor people’s tenure rights in the former Bantustans have been languishing in a policy vacuum for too long. The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has failed to provide any leadership on this matter. This vacuum has been particularly serious since the Constitutional Court struck down key provisions of the Communal Land Rights Act in May last year.  A debate on the future of the former Bantustans is sorely needed.

Unfortunately, the DA is wrong about almost everything else. The proposals they put forth are misguided, outmoded, and based on a mistaken analysis of the problem. They are likely to make matters worse, not better. In addition, they…

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