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Articles written by Itumeleng Makale

The Schizophrenia of Being a Christian Bible-Thumping Feminist'

Listen to one of the so-called early Church Fathers, Tertullian: “You [woman] are the devil’s gateway: you are the unsealer of that (forbidden) tree: you are the first deserter of the divine law: you are she who persuaded him whom the devil was not valiant enough to attack. You destroyed so easily God’s image, man. On account of your desert—that is, death—even the Son of God had to die.”

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On The A-Contextual Nature of Black Mental Health

Dealing with Black "mental" health a-contextually i.e. with no sensitive regard to Black psychohistory, by allopathic western medicine (not that I expect it to do otherwise), can arguably be acceleratory and aggravating factors to the condition in issue. We have a peculiar psychohistory and, as a result, the psychodynamics around our mental health cannot be properly dissected without a proper primary frame of reference.

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Revolution by Court Order?

According to this document, the injustices (of the past) have no colour. This discoloration of political history makes everybody a potential perpetrator of injustices. It is my submission that this is gross falsification of history and travesty of justice herself

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The Oxymoron Of Being A Black Academic

What is a Black child prepared to respond to by the education they receive? Is this education acceding to our value prescripts? Do we even have values and a value system as a people (Black people), to begin with or are we simply being mechanised through a certification process to become agents of a response to yearnings and promptings of other people not having our best interest at heart?

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A Black Man Can’t Be Patriarchal

Our behaviour, as finished products of colonisation is the work of slave-containing mimicry exhibited in how we interact with our women - a learned consciousness falsifying trait from the white male colonizer, and a hater and oppressor of his own woman.

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