Have a listen. This journalist, a David Baker, formerly of the Financial Times, seems to have no difficulty talking of Europeans and saying “people of European descent”, but “people of African descent” is a phrase that by contrast he daren’t utter at all, “African” is barely mentioned and Africa not at all: “blacks” is his […]
That African and Afroic women the world over are shedding weaves, extensions and wigs and returning to celebrating our natural-born hair, is an important statement, deeper than fashion. It represents a rejection of European notions and dictats on what it is to be beautiful and reunion with their souls, genes and heritage. It mirrors a […]
So, in the UK, Stephen Lawrence was “the black teenager” as far as the BBC was concerned. And now (last year and yesterday) Trayvon Martin in the US is “the black teenager”. The BBC needs to get out of the 1960s.
We were there on 10th of May. Watch Oz Eno on You Tube to see the historical, medical as well as social rationale for having our proper identity back instead of clumsy, racist, colour-based “approximation” “black” and its predecessors.
Have a listen here to this broadcast on why he changed his mind on the British liberal concept of multiculturalism. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b078hlsz#play We particularly share his view that that model has only ever expected the British ethnic minorities, in our case people of African descent, to play role of victims, and to speak from that perspective, […]
Dr Lucy Michael, an eminent sociologist at the University of Ulster, another person who understands the far-reaching societal and psychological impacts of language, and specifically the false “black”-“white” dichotomy, has just signed the petition. Read what she has to say. http://ulster.academia.edu/LucyMichael/Reports
Africans Are Not Black The Case For Conceptual Liberation Website price:£85.50 (Regular price: £95.00) Imprint: Ashgate Illustrations: Includes 1 b&w illustration Not yet published due: May 2016 Format: 234 x 156 mm Extent: 200 pages Binding: Hardback Other editions: ebook PDF, ebook ePUB ISBN: 978-1-4724-5750-9 Short ISBN: 9781472457509 Print friendly information sheet Send to a friend Kwesi Tsri, University College Dublin, Ireland Series: Interdisciplinary Research […]
UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to Jamaica has turned up the volume of the longstanding call by Jamica’s Prime Minister and other leaders there for reparations for the suffering caused by the transAtlantic slave trade – the enslavement of Africans on the continent itself and the shipping to and enslavement of them and their […]