Black Twitter: The Caitlyn Jenner War


One of my ex-boyfriend’s referred to Feminism as noise. A reactionary movement with no real tenets or significance. I was crushed. Mostly because while I tried to explain what Feminism is about he just rubbished my statements and said he can gladly support the struggle for gender equality but he won’t accept Feminism. I paused,…

Abuse is not personal, it’s criminal


On Thursday night (14 May) I was listening to 947 (Highveld) on the radio. The presenters were talking about the rumours that Patrick Dempsey (Derek Shepherd) was fired from Grey’s Anatomy for cheating on his wife. They started talking about Shonda Rhimes and how she fires people for personal reasons. Isaiah Washington was fired for being…

Rhodes: It’s not just about a name and a statue


There is a misconception going around. There is this idea that students at Rhodes University and the University of Cape Town are fighting over an ugly statue and a meaningless name.  There is so much more to this than the name and this constant trivialising of these issues is starting to annoy me. White imperialism…

ENGLISH: Whose twang is it anyway?


Black South African youth – the select few who went to former model c and private schools – stand between a rock and a very hard place. Many of us, either in school or as soon as we enter the working world, discover that we are never going to be viewed through the same lens as…

BLACK? Access Denied


Cape Town was in the news for racism again. This time because the 12 Apostles Hotel restaurant Azure, tried to deny a black family a dinner reservation. In case you missed it Martina Philcox blogged about what happened when her friend Tumi Mpofu’s family tried to make a booking at Azure and once mainstream media…

Apartheid Ended, not Racism


I nearly made one of the biggest mistakes by attempting to write about race without stepping on any toes. I made attempts to be politically correct and to accommodate every person who may end up reading this post. However that is the main problem we have when we discuss race. We fail to be honest.…