Children / Race

The Way Children Learn To Love, or Hate, Their Bodies, Minds, and Race

Even if there is only a thousand of black children, instead of a million, who think that black is not as intelligent, talented, and beautiful as white, it means changing the racialised preference of black children remains a key challenge for parents of black children everywhere in the world.

Even if there is only a thousand of whites who think that blacks are not as intelligent, talented, and beautiful as them, it means the quest to undo racism and prejudice remains one of our great challenges. Continue reading

Blacks / Masculinity / Men / Sexuality

“We Know What Love Is Because the Media Tells Us What It Is”

Mandisa Malinga attended the IX International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS) Conference held in Buenos Aires, Argentia from 28 to 31 August 2013. The conference theme was “Sex and the Marketplace: What’s love got to do with it?”. She presented some of the work we have conducing on young black men … Continue reading

Africa / African / Blacks / Men / Race / Violence

Undoing Stereotypes of African Men

I saw this video from the organisation Mama Hope a few months ago and found it quite provocative. I’ll explain. First, though, this is what the write-up introducing the video states: ‘After viewing our first STP video, “Alex Presents Commando,” the Kenyan men in this video told us they wanted to make one that pokes fun … Continue reading