Tag Archives: Racism

Thabo Mbeki and Haiti

  n 26 August 1789, the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen was adopted by the National Constituent Assembly in revolutionary Paris. The adoption of the Declaration has often been understood as a foundational moment in the development of the epoch in human history now often thought of as modernity. The […]

Mandoza, Nkalakatha & A Divided SA

  For a country whose citizens were slowly starting to learn about each other, the late 1990s and early part of a new century were times of nervousness.  The racial divides of the past were profoundly apparent — as much as they are today, certainly —  and the journey into the unknown scary.  Dance-floors and […]

‘Exploit the Weak… Work! Consume! Die’: Power and Revolt in Comic Books

  lobal warming means that 2016 in on track to be the hottest year in recorded history. In March, figures released by Oxfam showed that the 62 richest people on Earth own as much as half of the world’s population. Elon Musk has plans to build a ‘direct democracy’ on Mars, when we barely have […]

Lessons from a “Postracial” America

  As South Africans interrogate notions of race in a post-reconciliation moment — and there are conservative suggestions the country should embrace an alleged “post-racialism” — The Con publishes a piece by David Theo Goldberg. Goldberg, who is director of the University of California’s Humanities Research Institute, recently gave a public lecture at the Unit for Humanities at […]