You are more than how you look

Taking pride in the colour of your skin or ethnicity distracts you from your humanity.Our humanness, our gentleness, our inclination towards kindness - these are all part of our natural state.It's our need to be associated with significance or superiority that distracts us from this, and replaces it with the fear of being inadequate.When we [...]

History Lessons

A long walk through Berlin can be quite revealing. Without looking for the prompts, political themes start forming familiar patterns in your mind. My trip started with a security alert I had received regarding attacks by extremist youth groups on people of colour in Germany. Oddly enough, that security alert rated Berlin and Johannesburg on [...]

Mental Masturbation

Walking through the city of London (while attending a conference recently) and observing the locals and tourists alike, I found myself contemplating a lot of truths we take for granted back home. I use the word 'truth' lightly in this case because much of how we perceive the world is based on conditioning and indoctrination [...]

Labels and Life

For everyone that thought my points about labels were uncalled for, take a look at this video if you haven’t seen it already. Positive affirmation is as powerful as negative affirmation. Continuously telling someone that they can’t do something or be a certain way eventually convinces them that it is true. I wish people would [...]

About Reverse Racism

Thank you a thousand times over for that post. These race debates are doing my head in. I'm goffal/coloured from Zimbabwe, with family from SA, my dad was a freedom fighter. As stated in a previous post; the most discrimination I've faced has been from other 'people of colour'. In the West white people might [...]

Politically Incorrect

After watching a documentary produced by CNN on Islamophobia in America, I was unwittingly reminded of the dark days of apartheid in my home country. I recalled a specific incident when I was working as a network technician in one of the branches of a leading bank. I was behind the bullet proof window separating [...]