Though Lady Mary and Lord Byron both share an admiration of the beauty of ancient Greece through the same poetic lens either in the form of a published letter or epic poem, the two differ in their humility and portrayal of appreciation of the Hellenic past outside of their own experiences. 332 more words
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by Getrude Gwenzi | @JusG_G (tw)| Lingnan University-Hong Kong
I have been living in Hong Kong for a month now. I have been observing this society with interest and making my own observations so that I do not succumb to generalizations and assumptions of how Chinese people are or ought to be. 689 more words
Each year I realise that I’m less and less tolerant of a certain scene of people who talk a great deal about solidarity and struggle, but who – while simultaneously burning themselves out for the great flag or the revolution or some other abstract concept – consistently fail to show up for the oppressed folks standing right next to them in their shadow. 1,618 more words
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White supremacy reigned and the other side of white supremacy is black inferiority. We were taught, as reasonably well bred white Southerners, to behave decently, but the whole racial etiquette that governed the way black and white interacted with each other, all of those customs and folk ways that were part of the Jim Crow South I absorbed.