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Category Archive: Racism

Jun 02 2014

Shocking and depressing migration attempts

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It was shocking and depressing watching the video coverage of African men as they attempt to migrate to Europe on-board a squalid boat, in highly dangerous situation. Their boat engine developed a fault, they were found after two days drifting in the sea without food. They were arrested and squashed together in a horrible small …

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Apr 26 2014

Avoiding Ableist or Sexist Language Won’t Make Us Less Fun!

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I found this amazing campaign on a website and decided to share on my facebook wall.  As stated on the website , “The following are images from the “You Don’t Say?” Campaign out of Duke University. The premise of the campaign is to encourage people to think before speaking as the words one delivers can have negative implications that …

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Dec 06 2013

Adieu, Nelson Mandela; the Great Madiba!

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Nelson Mandela was probably the first name I ever associated with Human rights during my childhood. His relentless struggle against apartheid nurtured in me the fire against injustice. I identified with his struggle for Freedom and Equality; he was my human right hero and a living lesson in compassion and forgiveness. To me, the name …

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Nov 03 2013

Blackface Is Not OK For Halloween Or Any Other Occasion!

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Blackface is not OK for Halloween, it is not OK for your themed parties and definitely not for dressing up as a murdered black teenager! I can’t believe we still have to educate some white people on why black face is never OK. It is surprising that even some supposedly progressive white friends on social …

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Oct 21 2013

Reverse Racism and ‘Black on Black’ Racism are Nothing But Myths

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A few days ago, I posted this status update on my Facebook wall:  I was just on the phone with my Nigerian, UK based learned colleague who is a well established immigration lawyer in London, he was upset because a potential Nigerian client just informed him that he wouldn’t be needing his legal services anymore. …

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