Black History Month looks bleak – and it’s not because of Jussie

It’s Black History Month, and things look bleak. There’s the scandal of Jussie Smollet possibly having fabricated his story about a racial and homophobic attack by fanatic MAGA supporters. There’s the video of Steve Harvey pleading with Monique that they as wealthy black entertainers are now in the “money game”, which is neither white nor … Continue reading Black History Month looks bleak – and it’s not because of Jussie

Political Affiliations Are Not A Shorthand For Who Is Friend And Who Is Foe

In case you haven't been following the political situation of the Western world, we've been experiencing a resurgence of far-right ideologies in Western political discourse. Two years ago the UK voted to leave the European Union, ostensibly out of nostalgia for the good old times when the British swarmed Africa and India, and not the … Continue reading Political Affiliations Are Not A Shorthand For Who Is Friend And Who Is Foe

Today Is A Great Day To Undermine White Supremacy

The far-right is taking over the world, guys! I woke up today with a rested head, a full heart, and a strong body, despite the fact that over half of my country voted for a man who makes my stomach turn. I woke up with the conviction that now more than ever I have to do … Continue reading Today Is A Great Day To Undermine White Supremacy

Ex Africa Semper Aliquid Novi

A few weeks ago, as I was driving home from a stressful day at work, I took a detour to the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (translation: Cultural Center of the Bank of Brazil).* It was a spur-of-the-moment decision. I had been telling myself I needed to go everytime I caught sight of one of … Continue reading Ex Africa Semper Aliquid Novi

Tarte and the Art of Being So Racist You Don’t Even Realize It

Hot take: the beauty industry sucks. It sucks because it relies on hype, preys on ignorance, and feeds off of insecurity. The beauty industry propagates damaging standards of appearance and gender expectations, and it makes money off of this. And finally, the beauty industry--like all firmly established industries in the Western world--is deeply racist. In … Continue reading Tarte and the Art of Being So Racist You Don’t Even Realize It