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The Coloured Question

The Coloured Question is not new in our public discourse.There is an interesting story of how Richard Dudley of the Unity Movement dealt with this question when former President Mandela asked him to help the ANC secure the”coloured vote” in the 1994 election.

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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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Please Return After Your Funeral

I found myself in a state hospital because my pretty fancy ass doesn’t have medical aid anymore. See, state hospitals are set up in a way that when you are a Metropolitan English Twanging Educat like myself, you do not even feel the slightest inclination to “check in” and let known to your social network community that you were at Ngwelezane Hospital.

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Loss

“It’s a lie; I know it’s a lie! He can’t die, he is too kind hearted to leave, too young to ascend to heaven, and he hasn’t even started pursuing his dreams. No! It’s a lie!” as I yell frantically to no one in particular.

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Bereka Mosadi

And while we spend precious time beautifying ourselves in front of the mirror, for his amusement of course - we do not see the truth. We brush our expensive hair strands carefully, colour our lips and pout, and turn to admire the castle built around us.

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Imbibing White Supremacy In The Comfort Of Our Living Rooms

A lot of times when we Blacks talk about the system of white supremacy, we often talk about it as something that is located somewhere far away, and not present in the things we do on a daily basis in our homes and other personal person spaces.The truth is that we are as much a part of the system of white supremacy as it is a part of us.

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