Tag Archives: South Africa

White privilege: Guilt, Responsibility and Hope

I live my life steeped in various forms of privilege–unearned advantages bestowed on me through countless means. As a male, I exist in a world that affirms my manhood. Anything considered strong, rational or heroic is applied to my gender. … Continue reading

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What I Learned About White Privilege and Racism From Buying Bread

I love Portuguese rolls. Especially the ones from the bakery on the corner. These rolls are famous enough that they are greeted by many customers as they emerge at 10am, fresh from the oven and ready for an after breakfast … Continue reading

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International Perspectives on Multicultural Education

Samuel Fenyane and Warren Chalklen share their insights into multicultural education globally.

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White privilege and the road to building a united South Africa

Building a non racist, non sexist and inclusive South Africa requires unmasking structural privileges that support racial inequality in contemporary South Africa. Because South Africa is a racially constructed society, the system advantages the passport of white privilege. Exposing how privilege operates provides a framework to tackle oppressive policies, institutions, symbols and discourse in order to fully realize the vision of a truly unified country. Continue reading

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A Vision for South Africa

What kind of country can we live in? Bringing us together in the spirit of Ubuntu this track,  A Vision for South  Africa collaborates with Vice V to encapsulate the power of our great nation. The future we can all have. Extract: “I cannot … Continue reading

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White South African Privilege: Between Shame and Responsibility

A few weeks ago, I responded to the incident of blackface by two white female students at University of Pretoria by writing an article highlighting how this incident exemplifies a phenomenon called white privilege. Reflecting, I noticed a huge hole … Continue reading

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