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Martina D.
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On humanising perpetrators....and making racists comfortable
A while back, I had to protect my child from a predatory
adult in my social circle, a much liked and well respected family man. When I
drew attention to his inappropriate behaviour, he (and his wife) reacted with
utmost hurt and defensiveness, resulting in ...
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Sadness, Fear and White Tears - Watching Sarafina While White and Woke -
A few days ago I watched Sarafina with my friend. She is
black, I am not.   I am also from Germany
and have had my people’s Nazi history on my conscience ever since I heard and
naively retold at our dinner table my first” Jewish joke”.   At the age of eight...
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The gentle approach
There has been some talk in my various  spaces about the gentle approach when it comes to  "educating" fellow white people. Some even demand gentleness from black people when confronted with an unconscious or unintended racist agenda. Being perceived as ang...
The gentle approach
The gentle approach
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Waiting to talk to the the king of Woolworth - Everyday racism at our local branch
Hello,  it's us again, the notorious 12-Apostle trouble makers, and guess what? We're back shouting "racism", with the only difference that this time, there are no visible white people involved (other than me). So what happened? Two things really, which on ...
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White Consciousness - What are we missing?
  This is a bit of a long shot, inspired by a conversation I had recently about black double consciousness and how it might not be pathological after all , but seen as a resource that us white people are missing. Du Bois termed double consciousness as a sta...
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White fragility and the nice racist
Last week I was invited to a race-dialogue hosted by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the HRC in Johannesburg. That sounds like a mouthful. And it was. There I was surrounded by names and titles, bringing "only me" to the table and feeling not just a littl...
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The Aftermath - 12 Apostles blog gone viral - Apology not accepted
I did not expect the tornado that broke over this blog in the last 48 or so hours. I am glad this story got the attention of so many people. I am also overwhelmed and unprepared for all of this. I am unprepared for the haters, the irreparable racists and th...
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The Aftermath - 12 Apostles blog gone viral - Apology not accepted
 Dear Michael Nel -  thank you for posting on my
blog - Apology not accepted We all know that this apology would never even have been made, had it not been for the media-storm of bad publicity that rained upon
your institution after it had gone viral. Your ...
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Using my white privilege
So the other day my friend, who happens to be black, sent me a text: could I please call this number and book a table for six people for the following evening. Her dad had tried and was told it was fully booked. He suspected racism. Well, I thought , or rat...
Using my white privilege
Using my white privilege
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Do we need more white people to say fuck you?
Ferguson makes me angry. And yes, closer to home, black bodies being beaten, humiliated and dehumanised make me angry. Driving around in my comfy car, leaving my house in the suburbs, joining the traffic made up of mainly white people doing the same, I am s...
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