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Tag Archive: Apartheid

Mar 04 2013

Happy Birthday Miriam Makeba!

I cried and cried while listening to your Soweto blues. I was far away from South Africa but your song brought me to South Western Townships. It was June 16, 1976. 20,000 black students started a protest against the Apartheid government’s decision to force them to use Afrikaans, the language of the oppressor , as …

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Aug 15 2012

Fuck you, Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia wants to build women-only cities. Dear Saudi Women, When I first heard of Saudi Arabia’s plan to build women-only cities, I got so angry that I shouted, ‘What the fuck! you wanna build a women-only city, like a black-only ghetto? You force women to wear burqa, they have no face, no identity, no …

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