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Have we heard enough about race already?

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The African psyche has been influenced by western Norms since the advent of modern civilisations. Africans throughout the continent are still suffering, paraphrasing Dr Chika Onyeani, from the three “victim-mentality body armoury of slavery, colonialism, and racism” 1,966 more words

One more time: How not to sack a manager

Louis van Gaal is sacked as manager of Manchester United. At least, that is what a thousand media reports said soon after his team won the FA cup this weekend 568 more words

George Yancy and Paul Gilroy: What ‘Black Lives’ Means in Britain

George Yancy: In a review of the 2013 movie “12 Years a Slave,” you wrote that neoliberalism — the unquestioning faith in free market values taken to ideological extremes — essentially ignores the existence of systemic racism, and presents it as “anachronistic.” This worldview, which so many of us in the West confront in society, you wrote, “decrees that racism no longer presents a significant obstacle either to individual success or to collective self-realization.” This made me think of, among other things, the killing in April of Walter Scott, a black man who was shot in the back eight times by a white police officer in Charleston, S.C. 816 more words

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