Blacks / Fatherhood / Men / Race / Whites / Women

Josie Duffy Tells About the History That Tells the Story of White Men Who Raped

It’s nearly three years since Josie Duffy published the article ‘The Men who Left Were White’ on the now defunct site Gawker.com. Duffy’s article comes back to me because I have been thinking about fatherhood. It’s over 9 years since I began to seriously exercise my brain – and my heart even more – about this thing called fatherhood. Up … Continue reading

Blacks / Race / Whites

The Question is Not, Is Rachel Dolezal Really White? Why Her Apparent Refusal to be White Can Use More Discussion in South Africa

A few years ago I started to do work on the absurdities of racial classification. That’s why the case of Rachel Dolezal, and how some of my friends, commentators around the world and others in South Africa have responded to it, intrigues me so much. Actually, this aspect of my work began in the late 1990s with what … Continue reading

Blacks / Masculinity / Men / Race

‘Governor’ Maimane, his White ‘Sexual Object’, and Some Kind of New Hope for Young Masculinities

Forget about the politics, although that is reason we have come to know of him. Forget about the politics of race too, even though our society is the paradigm for the world on how race can be brutally politicised. And forget, for now the ‘white sexual object’, psychoanalytically speaking. Listening to ‘governor’ (or “ruler”, which … Continue reading

Blacks / Race

We need a united front of antiracist, feminist, decolonial, anticapitalist, queer, black scholars

I have been asked by several people to respond to the newspaper article by University of Cape Town’s Professor Xolela Mangcu, published in the past Sunday’s City Press. I have hesitated because, well, I think the two people used to illustrate what are otherwise good points can do a far better job than I. There is also what … Continue reading

Blacks / Power / Race / Whites

A South African National Union of Black Academics

“Like Steve Biko said in 1968, I think we need a national union of black academics, particularly at white liberal universities.” Xolela Mangcu, Black academics must unite, City Press, 14 Oct 2014. I don’t know about the emphasis on white liberal universities. The struggle over universities is not only at liberal universities. It occurs at … Continue reading